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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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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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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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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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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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A real story told by a legend

If you like wrestling, after your into politics and vice versa. Upset he did not talk about Katie Vick or shocking Shane's balls

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In depth about a lot of things

Best part of this book, is that Kane (Glenn Jacobs) reads it. He presents it in a funny, light-hearted, interesting type way. Makes me yearn for more books by him!!!

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Glenn's the best

great, good listen, good read, views on politics are beyond most people's recognition. Kane for WWEHOF

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Loved it

I have been a fan of kane all my life, this book is so inspiring and amazing!

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awesome sauce

awesome book and love that he read it look forward for more from him soon.

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Awesome if your a Kane fan

This audio book was great, hearing about Kane and his WWE career was great read. Hearing about his political career and views was also set in a neutral tone which is great, Kane is an all around genuine guy.

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  • C. P. Lewis
  • 02-19-20

Too much real politics, not WWE politics!

No shocks nor great stories; his personal political beliefs are naïve "American Dream" chasing flannel

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  • Jonny182
  • 10-12-20

Worth a listen if your a wwe

After reading a few reviews I opted to go it. I did enjoy it but felt that it was a little tame. It could be that nothing absolutely outrageous happened in his career and that he absolutely agrees with wwe completely and if so I’m glad for him but it felt lacking in the mental stories you hear about the business from other memoirs. Didn’t feel like there was too much politics involved at all contrary to other reviews (from a uk listener).

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  • Neil
  • 05-08-20

Good

Good book but not great. Got a bit political towards the end. Nob bad but not great

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  • Anthony Buxton
  • 12-22-20

Great listen

90 percent wrestling
10 percent politics

very interesting and mind opening
just buy it. dont be cheap

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  • George Thorn
  • 08-31-20

Made me like the man behind the mask even more.

Glenns autobiography is a standout. This is one wrestlers account that is not just full of inspiration but hope.

It is short, yet sweet. Brief, yet informative. He highlights the best points of his wrestling career along with his personal life, both with his family and behind the wrestling curtain. If you’re expecting a full blown in-depth account of all his wrestling career you may be left in the cold as Glenn gets through most stories in bullet point form.

Cannot recommend this enough. By the end you’ll be wondering if there could be a big red machine in the oval office.

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  • Mr. R. E. Evans
  • 08-13-20

Great insight behind the mask

I loved this book.
I am a big fan of pro wrestling but an even bigger Kane fan and have been waiting 20 plus years for a book on his life. It's great to hear more about Glenn and the stories he's had with all the interesting characters thrown in.
I thought Glenn's naration was top notch. Sincere at times and very funny at others.
Even if you don't like wrestling, Glenn gives enough insight for you to understand the stories he tells.
Highly recommended!! Thank you Kane!!! Thank you Mr Jacobs!!!

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  • Matt Ledger
  • 07-20-20

Mayor Kane

Simultaneously sharing stories and adventures from his WWE career Glen Jacobs also manages to inform readers / listeners about American politics without being preachy or boring.
Great book

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  • Gordon Lawtie
  • 07-18-20

incredible book

Great book and fantastic mixture of old wrestling stories and politics like his time as mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.


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  • Umar Khan
  • 07-04-20

Excellent Audio book

Excellent audio book about the the career of former wwe champion and politician Kane. It goes into a lot of detail and has great stories about Kane’s career. I really enjoyed the volcano story.

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  • Matty
  • 04-19-20

Outstanding Book

An outstanding read/listen. Couldn't stop listening, every time I was about doing odd jobs at home, I'd put this on and become immersed in the amazing stories. I would highly recommend to anyone, not just wrestling fans.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-14-21

Great insight into q great life of a great human

Glen Jacobs aka Kane shared awesome stories about wwe which was a huge part of my childhood. It was also nice to nice to find put more about him behind the mask.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-20

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well narrated, easy to listen to enjoyable.
insightful and good to get a view on kanes career in his words

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  • John Taylor
  • 04-23-20

Major Kane

A very enjoyable read! Glenn Jacobs read the book with great enthusiasm! A must get book!

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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