Last week Kane, real name Glenn Jacobs, won the mayoral election for Knox County in Tennessee. Kane recently did an interview with Sports Illustrated and revealed that he received a text message from Vince McMahon to congratulate him on his victory.
Kane said that he was able to keep himself pretty composed after learning he would be the next mayor of Knox County until McMahon texted him. He would go on to say :
“Vince wants all of us to do well, no matter what we’re doing, because it reflects well on the company,” said Jacobs, who was forced to compose himself before continuing. “On a personal level, between me and him, it’s important to me that he is proud of me. He’s done so much for me and for my family. He sent me a text that got me all choked up.”
Kane also discussed that he hopes his victory will help change people’s perceptions of the pro wrestling community.
“I was also out to prove that WWE stars are more than just wrestlers,” said Jacobs. “We’re entertainers. We’re worldwide, internationally-known superstars. Anything that I can do to break that stereotype, I’m all about it.”
“Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is the number one movie star in the world, and he’s a WWE superstar. Linda McMahon is the Small Business Administrator of the United States of America, and she was president of WWE. But somehow, people still have this stereotype of the WWE. I’m happy, on a personal level, to help destroy that stereotype.”