THREE time WWE world champion Kane had a stunning profession change after spending virtually 20 years within the ring
The Huge Pink Machine, actual title Glenn Jacobs, wore a ugly black and purple masks – with lengthy darkish hair and a menacing look.
He performed the character Kane within the ring – and it was claimed used the masks to cowl scarring he obtained in a home fireplace that killed his mother and father.
The story went that Kane’s older half-brother The Undertaker set fireplace to his household’s funeral dwelling – killing his mother and father.
He entered the ring sporting a terrifying black and purple masks and barely ever spoke.
However after scooping 12 world tag workforce champion titles, the 7ft wrestler hung up his masks and determined to tackle a unique form of opponent – politicians.
The 56-year-old efficiently launched into a recent profession within the Republican occasion and in 2018 was elected the mayor of Knox County, Tennesse.
He took dwelling 66 per cent of the vote to defeat fellow candidate Democrat Linda Haney.
Kane’s marketing campaign centered on decreasing taxes, offering new jobs inside the native space and offering a renewed deal with the standard of training.
He was re-elected in 2022, seeing off Democrat hopeful Debbie Helsley.
Talking in 2019, Kane stated: “Going out and performing is all the time superior, particularly if you exit for WrestleMania and there’s 100,000 folks there.
“It’s essentially the most unbelievable factor ever. By the identical token, it’s laborious work.
“I’ve all the time been considerably concerned with authorities and politics and as I obtained older, I noticed how a lot affect and energy authorities has over us.
“I’ve had some large alternatives in my life, and I believe the explanation for that’s, rising up in America, that is the land of alternative.
“I might suppose ‘what can I do to make sure that my youngsters and my grandkids, and all people else’s, would have these form of alternatives?’
“Actually that’s form of why I obtained into this complete take care of politics, and once more, I believe so much will be achieved on the state and native ranges.”
In 2021, Kane was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame – together with his bio describing him as being “extracted straight out of your childhood nightmares”.
It reads: “For years, the sadistic Celebrity wore a ghoulish face masks designed to hide hideous burns from a hearth supposedly began by Undertaker years earlier than.
“Consumed by an infernal need to set ablaze the lives of his fellow Superstars, Kane leaves a scorched path of destruction behind his fiery footsteps.
“A few of The Huge Pink Monster’s extra demented acts have included setting a WWE Corridor of Famer on fireplace, hitting a WWE govt with a Tombstone, kidnapping too many Superstars to say and forcing Lita to marry him.
“Nobody is protected from his twisted wishes and demonic impulses. Least of all, it will appear, Kane himself.”