Kane discusses how he utilized his WWE tenure to boost his political career
The Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Glenn Jacobs aka Kane was recently featured in Busted Open Radio where he discussed his mayoral run, the reaction from Vince McMahon when he decided to make the transition, and how he utilized his WWE career in politics among other topics.
Influence of his WWE tenure
Kane disclosed that he and the council of his campaign managers and advisors used his run in WWE to boost his political career. He mentioned that it was something that they couldn't run away from and also it need not be ignored as well.
Why would I run from it? I mean, I am proud of what I did and anytime that you are able to get to the level of WWE and stay there for a long time you're good at what you do, you should be proud of that. (H/t: Wrestlinginc)
Kane went on to state that he doesn't want his WWE stint to define who he is. It was a part of his life, where he had a lot of fun but now his focus is to excel in his political career. The former WWE Champion clarified that his past in the wrestling promotion was sufficient to win over the people and that he needed 'substance' when promoting his mayoral run.
It wouldn't have worked so we tried to use it to open the door. But then also we need to have substance so that when I can get people to listen because of the pro wrestling thing, but I also had to make sure that I keep them listening because of what I was saying had substance.
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