Mayor Kane

My Life in Wrestling and Politics
Narrated by: Glenn Jacobs
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (108 ratings)

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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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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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Mostly Memoir. Part Treatise. Some Genuflecting.

The biggest thing to know about this book is that it is mostly memoir of Glenn Jacobs’ life *pre* becoming Mayor of Knox County, TN. Indeed, the longest chapters and the most chapters overall deal specifically with his 20+ years working for Vincent Kennedy McMahon in World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. Which is where at least part of the genuflecting comes in – his praise of Vince… well, Kane has been known to employ less smoke than Jacobs blows when speaking of McMahon. (And don’t get me wrong, I’m one of the fans that generally thinks McMahon has truly been one of the smarter men in sports entertainment over the last 30+ years, largely for the reasons Jacobs elaborates on quite a bit.)

The next largest part of the book is Jacobs’ mostly general political philosophy with a few specifics. Here, Jacobs actually makes a very strong case for libertarianism and those that find themselves agreeing with his thoughts here should look into a newly announced (at the time of writing this review) Presidential candidate John Monds, the first Libertarian ever to earn more than 1 million votes. However, this is also where more of the genuflecting comes in, as Jacobs devotes a fair amount of time to praising the current occupant of the White House. If you like that person, you’ll like what he says here. If you don’t, know that this is a small section of the book overall, but coming near the end leaves a bit of a bitter taste in the mind of that type of reader.

Ultimately primarily sports entertainment memoir, this is one of the better written ones I’ve come across, and I’ve read several from over half a dozen of Jacobs’ contemporaries and even a few legends. Very much recommended.

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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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Loved the insight

I love knowing what my favorite wrestlers are doing and this was a great way to do so on many levels.

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great listen

if you like politics and wrestling you will love this book. very well written, and narrated

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a nother good wrestling book

a little too political but good story and you tell he was giving his honest opinion

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Great book

This book goes way into every story you’d think he’d get into. It’s been a long journey and it’s great to know how it is from someone on the good side.

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Always been a fan of Kane

This book was great. Alway been a fan of Kane. So if you've followed his career you enjoy his book.

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It Didn't Suck...

Being a big fan of Kane and the articulate corporate Kane makes me glad that he wrote this book and also narrated this book. this book did not suck. this book shows that the American dream is still a valid dream. I would recommend this book to Friends are family.

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More interesting than I anticipated

I came in expecting more or less a audiobook of tales from the living legend Glenn “Kane” Jacobs, but by the end I came to appreciate him for far more than just what he showed on tv, but for his drive to do what he set his mind to despite numerous setbacks, and does give me somewhat of a different drive.

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  • Michaek123
  • 12-02-19

excellent narrator by glen jacobs

really enjoyed the book really good listen glen Jacobs kept the listener interested from start to fonish

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  • Adam Neilly
  • 12-04-19

Awful Kane

Kane forces his republican views and chasing the "American Dream", not a great wrestling memoir.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-20

Great

awesome book for a very good person.
I don't usually like books but this is a great read or listen