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The surprising story of how wrestling superstar Glenn "Kane" Jacobs beat all the odds to become the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

Even in his heyday in wrestling, Jacobs was inspired to pursue politics by popular libertarian figures such as former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, Republican Senator Rand Paul, Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano and others, and that led him to fulfill his own political ambitions.

Before becoming Mayor Kane, Glenn "Kane" Jacobs was one of WWE's top Superstars for over two decades and traveled the globe with the likes of "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, John Cena, Ric Flair, and many others. He dominated the WWE with The Undertaker as the "Brothers of Destruction." Kane reinvented himself with the help of Daniel Bryan forming "Team Hell No." He set "Good ol' JR", Jim Ross on fire.

The wrestler-turned-politician hasn't hung up his wrestling boots yet. Politics is a contact sport and Jacobs is using his wrestling skills in that arena. Jacobs supports President Trump and his agenda, and is implementing conservative policies in Tennessee.

©2019 Glenn Jacobs (P)2019 Center Street

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good kane book

this gave a lot of insight into who glen jacobs (a.k.a kane) is. I'd reccomend any kane fans to give it a listen.

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A must read for any wrestling fan or sports fan of any kind. 5 stars.

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  • The fantastic Mr lemon
  • 2020-02-18

As a life long Kane fan...

The book was alright. More of a glossing over of his career.

If you listen to any wrestling podcast (Something to Wrestle or Grilling JR) you can get more of a behind the scenes look then Glenn gives. It seemed like he was just giving bullet points and spent a lot of time just repeating how so and so was his favorite to deal with...until the next story came along and that person was his favorite.

Obviously because of the title of the book, I expected some politics talk but it got to the point of just self promotion and not actual politics talk.

All in all, if you listen to wrestling podcast, you wont hear (read) anything new or exciting in this book.

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  • Amanda Cuenco
  • 2020-04-27

Great Listen!

This was a great listen! I've always enjoyed biographies because it's always intriguing to learn about a person. I totally recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Brandon H.
  • 2020-02-07

buy this and you will never regret it!!

another true story of how lucky we are to be American! being a wrestling fan growing up in the Attitude Era was a blessing and something that will never happen again . Glen a.k.a Kane was one of the many hero's I had to help me get through the growing pains of school and life . no matter what happened during the week I knew Monday night was coming and I used it as motivation! now I read this book and feel the same way about politics because of Glen and what he stands for! your never to old to have heros and more importantly your never to old to start being one! this book will let you know why freedom is so important and why it's worth fighting for!! buy this book and I promise no buyers remorse!

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  • Edward R. Gore III
  • 2019-11-29

Great Story

Glenn Jacobs should be an inspiration for all free thinking Americans. A great wrestler and I am sure he will be a great Mayor.

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  • John
  • 2021-07-03

kiss more a**

too much of the book was dedicated to sucking up to McMahon and Trump and complaining about socialists

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  • Julie Farmer
  • 2021-06-24

must listen if your a Kane fan!

if your a wrestling or Kane fan it is definitely a great audio to have.

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  • Joseph
  • 2021-05-11

great book i truly enjoyed it

i will listen to this book and couple more times and tell my friends and family

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  • Father Matthew J. Conley
  • 2021-05-07

Excellent

Great book. Great stories. Great guy! Kane will always remain as one of my favorites.

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  • michael
  • 2021-05-04

This is the time share of books

Kane wrote a book?!?! This should be awesome !.... wrong. Glen jacobs may be Kane... and he may be reading it. But that’s where the connection. The entire thing works like he’s reading from his old itineraries after a secretary marked out anything interesting. He skips years at a time of his career and spends the last 3 hours talking only about politics.... don’t waste your time or money.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-11

Good not great

This was a decent book but overall I felt like he was repeating a lot of the stuff I remembered from TV, his road stories are probably the best part of this book but I find them scarce compared to other books by his colleagues. I had to stop listening towards the end because his rants on politics got a bit tiresome and I wish he could've filled more of his book with less of politics and more of fascinating stories and his views on fellow performers. Also I respect his view on Vince and agree with many of his points on the man but its kind of obvious he views the dude through rose colored glasses.

I appreciate his enthusiasm and gave his performance 5 stars because performance is what he excels at the best but everything else was a hit and miss in terms of holding my interest.