• 'Mayor Kane' makes surprise appearance when WWE's 'Raw' visits Knoxville

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -

    World Wrestling Entertainment's "Raw" came to Tennessee on Monday night, and the mayor of Knox County decided to get involved.

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    Before you think that is a mismatch, remember the mayor is Glenn Jacobs, also known by his pro wrestling stage name, Kane.

    Jacobs and the WWE played his "Mayor Kane" angle to the hilt, with recorded and live spots, title victories and losses, and choke-slams galore, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.

    Kane defeated R-Truth for the WWE's 24/7 Championship during a recorded segment, using a goal post to get the pin, then lost the rematch when R-Truth rode on top of Jacobs' limousine and "ambushed" the mayor when he emerged from the vehicle, the newspaper reported.

    Jacobs reverted to his role as mayor after that, until Seth Rollins was ambushed by several wrestlers. Jacobs returned to his Kane persona and choke-slammed the bad guys, the News Sentinel reported.

    The fans ate it up, chanting "You've still got it," as Jacobs exited the arena, the newspaper reported.

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