WWE superstar Kane wins mayoral race in Tennessee

Kane (Getty Images)
Kane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - The Big Red Machine is about to become The Big Red Mayor. 

According to the CBS website, WWE star Kane - real name Glenn Jacobs - was elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, on Thursday night.

Jacobs, who ran as a Republican, defeated his opponent, Democrat Linda Haney, by a wide margin as he took home a reported 66 percent of the vote.

That margin of victory is significantly wider than his win in the primary, as he edged out his party challenger by just 23 votes.

Jacobs is now the second major WWE star to be elected to public office.

He follows in footsteps of Jesse Ventura, who served as mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, from 1991-1995 and then as governor of the state from 1999 to 2003. 

Jacobs signed with the then-WWF in 1995 and would go on to became a wildly popular figure in the wrestling community as Kane, the deranged younger brother of The Undertaker. The two would go on to form an on-and-off duo as "The Brothers of Destruction." 

The WWE was quick to congratulate the 51-year-old on his victory.

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