WWE wrestler Glenn Jacobs, who goes by the ring name Kane, formally announced his candidacy to become mayor of Knox County, Tenn., on Tuesday. 

By Tim Balk
April 11, 2017
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Jacobs, who already filed paperwork naming a campaign treasurer, made his run official in an announcement filmed over Facebook Live.

"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," Jacobs said. "We live here because want to live here — because we love it here."

In seeking to become a mayor, Jacobs follows in the footsteps of wrestling star Jerry "The King" Lawler who made unsuccessful mayoral runs in Memphis.

Jacobs indicated in his paperwork last month that he is a Republican. He has lived in East Tennessee for more than two decades.

The election will take place in 2018.

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