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Wrestler Kane wins mayor election in Tennessee

The former WWE world heavyweight champion will be succeeding Tim Burchett to take over the mayor position.

Published: 03rd August 2018 08:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2018 08:05 PM   |  A+A-

Republican Glenn Jacobs speaks to a crowd after early results showed him winning the mayoral race. (AP)

By ANI

WASHINGTON D.C.: Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion Glenn Jacobs, who is known as Kane, has been elected as the mayor of the Knox County, Tennessee.

The votes tally showed Kane leading the race 2-1 against his Democrat opponent Linda Haney, WATE.com reported.

Congratulating the wrestler on his victory, WWE posted a picture of Kane on Twitter with a caption that reads, "Congratulations to @KaneWWE on being elected Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee!"

The former WWE world heavyweight champion will be succeeding Tim Burchett to take over the mayor position.

The oath ceremony is slated to be held on September 1.

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