According to reports, The Big Red Machine secured nearly two-thirds of the more than 80,000 total ballots cast, a much easier victory than his primary win over fellow Republican Brad Anders, who fell short by just 23 votes.
Jacobs, 51, has been a resident of Tennessee for more than 20 years. In addition to competing in the WWE during that time, Jacobs and his wife operate a local insurance and real estate company, according to ESPN .
While Kane is officially slated to take over as mayor of Knox County on September 1, he has not ruled out a return to the ring in the future. Over the course of his decorated WWE career that started in the early 1990s, Kane has held nearly every title including World Heavyweight Champion, Intercontinental Champion, Tag Team Champion and Hardcore Champion.
His most recent WWE appearance came at the Extreme Rules PPV last month, where he teamed up with Daniel Bryan against Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions, The Bludgeon Brothers.