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WWE star could be leaving to start a political career

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The WWE could be set to lose one of its longest-tenured superstars in the next year or so.

This is after that former WWE Heavyweight Champion Kane revealed that he is seriously considering running for Mayor in the county in which he lives in Tennessee.

Apparently, Kane - real name Glenn Jacobs - said he is "seriously considering" a run as a Republican for the Knox County mayoral seat in 2018.


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The Big Red Machine has been involved in work outside the WWE for years now and has previously considered running for congressional office. 

The 49-year-old veteran of the squared circle will make a final decision on whether he will run or not after the upcoming presidential election towards the end of this year.

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Mayor Kane

In the meantime, he's met with a number of people in the community, including Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, to talk governmental shop.

“Yes, I’ve talked about it with some folks but there’s nothing too solid yet,” Kane said, according to a report from WBIR 10News. “Mayor Burchett’s term is coming up and I think he’s been really good for Knox County.”

Kane then spoke about why he wanted to become the Mayor of Knox County, saying that he deeply cared about the area and wanted to do good for it.

"I think the most important thing is I care very deeply about this community, like a lot of people do," he proclaimed.

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"And that’s the only reason I would consider getting into any sort of government because I do care very deeply. And I think it’s incumbent upon people who care about the communities to try to make a difference."

As a potential mayoral candidate, Jacobs said he would bring “an outside fresh perspective” to the seat. As a small business owner - Kane owns Jacob Insurance Associates - he’s aware of budgets “and the fact that government needs to live within its means.”

Legend of the Ring

The fan favourite wrestler has been in the WWE since making his debut as Kane back in 1997, when he announced his arrival to the WWE Universe by ripping off the door to a hell in the cell match and delivering a tombstone to The Undertaker.

That moment remains one of the best debuts in WWE history. If this truly is the last year or so of Kane in the WWE then it will be a sad time for fans who have been watching the superstar for the last 19 years.

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