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:
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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.
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!
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)!
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