A WWE star who made his identify enjoying “a monstrous abomination” within the ring has been elected mayor in Tennessee.
Glenn Jacobs, who wrestling followers will know higher as Kane, received two-thirds of the vote in Knox County, beating Democrat Linda Haney.
The 51-year-old Republican ran on points like protecting taxes low, improved infrastructure and “transparency”.
He’s the second WWE star to win public workplace within the US, following in Jesse Ventura’s footsteps.
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Mr Ventura was elected mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, in 1990, happening to be elected state governor in 1998.
Mr Jacobs rose to fame within the mid-90s along with his breakthrough character Kane, the masked half-brother of The Undertaker.
However regardless of Kane being described as “a monstrous abomination that appears to have been extracted instantly out of your childhood nightmares”, Mr Jacobs believes his former profession can be a assist and never a hindrance.
“The factor somebody like me brings to a race like that is, due to who I’m, I can put Knox County in a constructive mild, nationally,” he advised native News station WBIR. “There are such a lot of nice issues our county has to supply, and albeit the remainder of the nation must find out about it.”
His colleagues on the WWE had been additionally fast to tweet congratulations.
It’s unclear if the wrestler now plans to hold up his masks for good, with the intention to permit him to deal with his political profession. He final appeared as Kane only a few weeks in the past, in June.
Mr Jacobs, who additionally owns an insurance coverage enterprise in Knoxville, can be sworn in as mayor on 1 September.
Within the meantime, Knox County’s reporters are little question scrambling for concepts on how finest to interview the 6ft 8in mayor. Fortunately, at the least one among them had a crate readily available on Thursday.