Kane mayor
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, center, held by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, prepares to have his hair cut off by Donald Trump, left, and Bobby Lashley, right, after Lashley defeated Umaga at Wrestlemania 23 at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, April 1, 2007. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The crossover between WWE and Politics is nothing new. As the list of WWE stars trying their hand at politics grows, we wanted to take a look at which pro wrestlers have thrown their hat in the (political) ring through the years. It may seem far-fetched but there are a lot of similarities between politicians and wrestlers. You need a larger-than-life personality, charisma, and the ability to get the people cheering for you. Also, some may argue that, like wrestling, politics is mostly fake “pre-determined.” And WWE Superstars aren’t the only ones running for office – this phenomenon has gone global!  Here are a few standout names that have tried to slam the body politic:

Get the latest WWE news by subscribing to our newsletter.

Do Wrestlers Make Good Politicians?

By voting, you agree to receive email communication from Ringside Intel. Click HERE for more information.


Update: Kane was elected Mayor of Knox County! Read the story here.

Kane (real name: Glenn Jacobs) announced his run for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee in April of 2017.  The wrestling behemoth has been hailed as a libertarian thinker and avid philanthropist in the media. His campaign made an announcement via a Facebook live video that he’ll be running as a Republican in the 2018 election. He easily won the primary and will be elected mayor in November of 2018.

WWE and Politics: Kane aka Glenn Jacobs Knoxville, Tennessee mayor

Donald Trump

Before he became President, Trump was involved in a “battle of billionaires” vs. Vince McMahon. He was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. This is definitely a WWE and political fan favorite!

Kane mayor

Jesse “The Body” Ventura:

Ventura ran for Governor of Minnesota as a total political outsider and won! He served one term and worked on education and tax reform. We credit Jess with the most successful fusion of WWE and Politics (so far)!

WWE and Politics: Jesse Ventura Governor

Up NEXT learn about how The King wanted to get a real kingdom of his own.

1 of 2
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to view

Your Thoughts

Sign Up for a daily briefing from your #1 source for wrestling intel