Former WWE champ Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs on running for mayor

World heavyweight champion Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs joins ‘Your World’ to discuss winning the GOP nomination for Knox County mayor in Tennessee.

Glenn Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967), better known by the ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler, actor, businessman and politician signed to WWE on the Raw brand.

Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the independent circuit in 1992. He wrestled in promotions such as Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) and the United States Wrestling Association (USWA) before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1995. Jacobs played various characters until 1997 when he was repackaged as Kane, the mentally disturbed, pyromaniacal younger half-brother of The Undertaker, with whom Jacobs would alternatively feud or team as The Brothers of Destruction.

Following his debut, Kane remained a pivotal component of the company’s Attitude Era of the late 1990s and early 2000s, defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin—the “poster boy” of the era for the WWF Championship in his first pay-per-view (PPV) main event at King of the Ring in June 1998. He continued to compete in world championship PPV matches for the next 20 years.

Kane is a three-time world champion (having held the WWF Championship, ECW Championship, and WWE’s World Heavyweight Championship once each) and a 12-time world tag team champion, having held the WWF/WWE World Tag Team ChampionshipWCW Tag Team Championship and WWE Tag Team Championships with various partners. He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a 2010 Money in the Bank winner as well as the third man to win WWE’s Grand Slam. Kane also holds the record for cumulative Royal Rumble eliminations at 44.

Outside of professional wrestling, Jacobs has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television, including the lead role in the 2006 WWE Studios production See No Evil and its 2014 sequel. Jacobs is a longtime supporter of libertarian political causes.

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