As many may know, former WWE Champion Kane is currently in the midst of his campaign for Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. In addition to that, former WWE Superstar turned Hollywood box office star The Rock has also been teasing a potential run for President Of The United States.
Kane was recently interviewed by Bleacher Report to talk about a variety of topics and was even asked if he’d consider running alongside The Rock for office. Here are some of the highlights from what he had to say:
What isn’t talked about in pro wrestling:
“Wrestling is a lot like any other workplace. You don’t really talk religion or politics. But we are all independent contractors, so we pay our taxes quarterly. And we talk about taxes.”
If he’d run for office alongside The Rock:
“Would I run with The Rock? Probably not. …I just want to do a good job as mayor. The local and the state levels are discounted too much. And I’m not devaluing the role of the federal government, but the country is right now in a top-down direction, and I want to be part of the wave that brings it back to a bottom-up nation, starting with the states.”
Using his fame to get his foot in the political door:
“In politics, perception can be reality. But I’m not interested in people who want to vote for me because they know Kane from TV. I want people to vote for me because of my positions. Name recognition is a door opener, and I use it, but I believe you stay inside only if you have good ideas. All I ask is for a forum to prove that I have those ideas.”
You can read the full interview by clicking here.