It’s looking like Glenn “Kane” Jacobs will indeed be running for Knox County major and that announcement may be coming next week. WBIR-TV is reporting that a “special announcement” is planned for Tuesday, 4/11 at 2pm local time (3pm eastern) and some of his close friends and family have been invited to attend. Jacobs’ spokesman Bryan Hair was quoted as saying, “It’s going to be a fun-filled event.”
We don’t know what his plans are for his WWE career but injuries have slowed him down in recent years and he has not appeared on WWE TV since November so his full-time days are likely over. If he runs for mayor then this may close the door on his in-ring career.
If he does run then he would be the latest in a long list of pro wrestling names that have gotten into politics. Those names include former WWF star Brian Blair (Hillsborough County Commissioner), Rick Steiner (Cherokee County School board member), Ludvig Borga (he was a member of the Finnish Parliament), Jerry Lawler (came in third place in his bid to become Memphis Mayor), Linda McMahon (head of SBA on Donald Trump administration), Antonio Inoki (Japanese House of Councillors), Jesse Ventura (Governor of Minnesota), and Rhyno (ran for Michigan House of Representatives in 2016).