If you’re surprised by this, you haven’t been paying attention. This is 2017 people. If a spray-tanned reality star can become the president, you bet your ass a demonic wrestler who was shoved into an oven by his brother (The Undertaker) can become the mayor of a county in Tennessee.
On Tuesday, April 12, Kane, whose real life name is Glenn Jacobs (which is maybe the most vanilla name of all time), announced that he would be running as a Republican candidate in the Knox County mayoral race. And if you didn’t know that counties had mayors, don’t worry, neither did I.
“For the past 22 years, I’ve had the pleasure of living here in East Tennessee. Because my career with WWE has taken me all around the world on a weekly basis, my family and I could live pretty much anywhere in the U.S. that we wanted. We live here because want to live here — because we love it here.”
Best of all is his surreal announcement commercial, with its Kane-esque branding and all:
Good for Kane for recovering from his traumatic childhood and bout with the demons of hell to become a mayor in Tennessee. We all know he’s gonna win.