The World Wrestling Entertainment champion, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, might consider a primary run against Sen. Lamar Alexander. The 72-year-old Republican has held his Senate seat since 2003.
According to Reason Magazine, sources close to the performing athlete have indicated that he is “open to the possibility of considering a primary campaign” although there has not been a formal announcement by Jacobs himself.
The pro wrestler considers himself a libertarian and isn’t completely new to the political arena, as The Tennessean reported. Jacobs has spoken publicly against the Internet sales tax, a view opposite that of his would-be 2014 opponent. And back in April, the wrestler’s name was also included on a Tea Party email circulating a petition against the sales tax.
Alexander will run for reelection in 2014 and is already poised to ward off primary challengers. WWE’s website also touts Kane as “hellfire and brimstone” that is “utterly chilling” — good characteristics in the wrestling ring, but they might not play as well in the political ring.