Former WWE champion Glenn Jacobs emerges mayor of Tennessee

Former WWE champion Glenn Jacobs emerges mayor of Tennessee

Former WWE star Glenn Johnson, 51, has joined the league of sports and entertainment stars who took their career to another level by taking up political challenge as he was elected the Mayor of Tennessee in the United States.

Johnson, who is a popular known as Kane in the ring, beat Democrats Linda Haney in the elections after winning two-thirds of the vote in Knox County.

According to BBC, Jacobs won the election after promising to taxes low, and also improved infrastructure while "transparency" becomes his watchword.

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Having won the elections, he became the second WWE star to win public office in the US after Jesse Ventura, who was elected mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota in 1990, going on to be elected state governor in 1998.

Jacobs became a celebrity in the mid-90s after playing the character Kane, the masked half-brother of The Undertaker.

He insisted that his former career will be of help and not a hindrance: "The thing someone like me brings to a race like this is, because of who I am, I can put Knox County in a positive light, nationally," he told local news station WBIR.

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"There are so many great things our county has to offer, and frankly the rest of the country needs to know about it." previously reported that Nigeria's John Ogbonna Emmanuel has been rated number one 70kg freestyle wrestler by the United World Wrestling (UWW).

At the recently concluded African Wrestling Championships held in Port-Harcourt, Emmanuel retained his status as champion.

He is followed by Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan, and Egypt’s Amr Reda Ramadan Hussen.

Emmanuel won gold medal at the National Championships in Bayelsa in March and successfully defended his title during in Port Harcourt after defeating Maher GHANMI of Tunisia by 5-2 in the final of the 70kg category at the African Wrestling Championship in Morocco in August 2017.

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