Glenn Jacobs, aka 'Kane' of the WWE Fame, Elected Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee
Glenn Jacobs aka Kane of WWE fame has been elected as mayor of Knox County, Tennessee | (Photo Credits: Twitter@WrestleFPW)

Tennessee, August 3: Glenn Jacobs, more famously known as Kane, the masked WWE wrestler, has won a major battle outside the ring, as he is all set to be the next mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, won the mayoral election on Thursday night. He defeated the Democratic nominee Linda Haney.

Jacobs, was widely believed to be a favorite, in the Republican county. The wrestler, had won a tightly contested primary in May, earlier this year.

The wrestler, who was also known as the 'Big Red Machine' for his imposing aura in the ring, received 31,739 votes. Kane was congratulated by the WWE on his victory. Check the tweet below:

This is not the first time, that a WWE (formerly known as WWF) wrestler has been elected for the post of a mayor. Jesse Ventura, a former wrestler, served as the mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, from the year 1991 to 1995.