For months now, we have been watching closely as Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, has been running for mayor in Knox County, Tennessee and the news has broken that his bid is shaping up to be a huge success. At the time of this publication, Jacobs holds nearly a 2-to-1 margin over Democratic candidate Linda Haney with 96% of the total vote being reported as counted. This landslide of a victory comes after Kane narrowly won the Republican primary two months prior.
So, what does this mean for Jacobs’s WWE career? Most likely, it’s over. After a 26-year career, Glenn Jacobs will most likely be forced to step away from the squared circle. If that is the case, how will WWE write him off? I would hope, that after such a legendary, Hall of Fame career, WWE simply allows Jacobs to announce that he is retiring from in-ring competition. To this point, however, WWE has only made a very brief statement regarding Jacobs’s victory
According to WATE.com in Knoxville, Kane has been elected Mayor of Knox County, Tenn., tonight, capping a path to office that began over a year ago for the former WWE Champion.
Kane came away with a strong political victory following a narrow victory in the primary election two months ago.
Congratulations to Kane on his election!
Kane, a 2-time WWE Champion, 2-time Intercontinental Champion, 11-time Tag Team Champion, and 2010 Money in the Bank winner (among numerous other achievements), will be sorely missed in the WWE Universe. I would personally like to wish Mr. Jacobs the very best of luck as he begins this new chapter in his life.