WWE wrestler announces bid for TN mayoral race

Glenn Jacobs made announcement Tuesday

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. - WWE's Glenn Jacobs, otherwise known as Kane, announced he would run for mayor of Knox County, Tenn. Tuesday.

Sports Illustrated reports Jacobs made his official announcement over a Facebook Live video.

"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. We live here because we want to live here -- because we love it here," the wrestler said.

Jacobs' paperwork states he will run as a Republican in 2018. He has lived in the area for more than 20 years.

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