Because a can of "Whoop Ass" needs to be opened on many people in Washington!
If I’m going to vote for a maniacal, sadistic and flamboyant personality to make daily life and death decisions for me, he or she better look good in spandex and know how to dropkick!
We live in a world where professional wrestling is leaps and bounds tamer and more civilized than anything found in the political arena. It doesn’t matter who you give your blind allegiance to, at the end of the day we’ve somehow found ourselves inside Terry Gilliam’s 1985 fantasy satire, Brazil. With The Undertaker having retired a couple of weeks ago at WrestleMania 33, his onscreen brother Kane is now transitioning out of the ring with eyes on a political career.
The WWE Universe may know the almost 7-foot-tall monster as the “Devil’s Favorite Demon” but Glen Jacobs, the man behind the character, announced last week via Facebook that he is running for mayor of Knox County in Tennessee. The libertarian will be running as a Republican to replace current Republican mayor, Tim Burchett.
Before you snicker and laugh at Jacobs’ chances of being mayor, wrestlers stepping into the political ring, and winning, is more common than you think. Serving as your CliffsNotes, here are 5 wrestlers that ended up getting involved in elections.