Former WWE Wrestler on Mayoral Election: 'I Thought All Along I Was Going to Win'
Mayor-elect of Knox County, Tennessee, Glenn Jacobs said that despite his more widely known profession as a former WWE wrestler, he knew he'd be elected all along.
The Republican, who went by "Kane" in the ring, defeated Democrat Linda Haney on Thursday by more than 30 percentage points.
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He said Saturday on "Fox & Friends" that a political defeat never crossed his mind and that he was shocked people doubted him.
"People said afterwards that ... 'a lot of folks didn't think you had a chance,' and I thought all along I was going to win," he said. "If I didn't, I wouldn't have done it to begin with."
Jacobs said that he wanted to run for mayor simply because he wanted to make his county the best place it could be.
He added that even while he was wrestling, he had an interest in politics.
Jacobs spent about 20 years in the wrestling ring. His campaign focused on low taxes and championing quality education, creating jobs and limiting government.
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"I see the impact that big government has on people’s lives and how destructive that it," he said. "As I grew older, I realized that maybe I could try to do something about that."
Watch the segment above.