Wrestler Kane, a 23-time WWE/WWF champion, is looking at a new career in politics.
Kane, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, has formally filed paperwork appointing a political treasurer in order to run for mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, according to WCYB.
Jacobs runs an insurance company in addition to his WWE duties, and he identifies as a Republican. This is only the first step toward a run, and the election itself would not be until May 1, 2018.
“Knox County is a great place and we’re so happy and feel so blessed to live here,” Jacobs said. “I want to do my part going forward.”
Kane has been mulling this for over a year and it seems he’s decided to go through with it, though he still has a long way to go.
Jan Ross, the wife of legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross, died on Wednesday night after suffering injuries related to a Vespa crash.
Ross announced the heartbreaking news on his Twitter account.
A Priest gave my wife Jan her last rites tonight. My little Angel is gone.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 23, 2017
Ross had been providing updates on Jan’s condition ever since learning of her crash on Monday night.
Jan was riding her Vespa home from the gym without a helmet and was hit from behind by a car driven by a 17-year-old. She suffered multiple skull fractures and went into emergency surgery. Ross said they needed “a miracle” for her to survive.
Jan was in critical condition earlier on Wednesday, but Jim shared the sad news later in the evening. TMZ says she was 55 years old.
Jan Ross, the wife of WWE announcing legend Jim Ross, is fighting for her life in an Oklahoma hospital after she was involved in a serious scooter accident Monday night.
In a blog post on his website Wednesday, Jim Ross said his wife “needs a miracle” after she suffered a serious brain injury when her Vespa was hit from behind by another driver. Jan was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
“Monday night at approximately 9:30 pm while I was recording the Ross Report about 30 miles from our home, my wife Jan was riding her Vespa home from the gym when (she) was struck from behind by an automobile driven by a 17 year old young man,” Jim Ross wrote. “Jan suffered a catastrophic brain injury including multiple skull fractures. My little Angel was unfortunately not wearing a helmet which arguably would have prevented the extreme nature of her injuries.
“I will fully admit that there has been no experience in my life that could have prepared me for this life changing week. To see one’s life partner and love of one’s life being kept alive via life support equipment is tragically heartbreaking.”
Jim went on to explain that the swelling in Jan’s brain must subside in order for her to have a chance at survival.
Ross is one of the most beloved figures in WWE history, and he thanked fans for their prayers and support. We hope the Ross family receives some good news in the near future.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a very strong man. Probably one of the strongest in Hollywood, actually. But are we supposed to believe he can hit a golf ball further than almost anyone in the universe?
On Tuesday, The Rock shared a photo on Instagram of him playing a round of golf on set while filming for the HBO series “Ballers.” He took the opportunity to brag about how far he can drive a golf ball, which he claims is 490 yards.
“The world record longest drive is 515 yards set in 1974. My drive here measured an estimated 490 yards by the scientists holding the rulers,” The Rock wrote. “I failed math when I was a kid, but I think that’s kinda close. One fun day I will break the world record. Great day on the links shooting scenes for our @ballershbo. Subsequently, I also hit two other great balls … when I stepped on a rake. Ok, no more bulls–t haha. back to work.
Have a productive day.”
As The Rock mentioned, the Guinness record for longest drive is 515 yards, set by 64-year-old Mike Austin at the U.S. Senior National Open Qualifier in 1974. Even in long drive competitions, the record stands at 506 yards, with most participants hitting balls in the high-300s.
What does all that mean? Basically, we’d be surprised if this wasn’t like the time The Rock shared a photo of what appeared to be a disgusting hand injury on social media. Sorry, Dwayne — we’re not buying it.
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- The Rock
Vince McMahon was involved in a car accident on Tuesday that left his luxury vehicle damaged, but fortunately no one was injured.
According to TMZ, McMahon was driving his black Bentley about a mile from WWE headquarters in Stamford, Conn. when he got into an accident with another driver. His car was reportedly banged up, but the accident was described as “minor.
Naturally, many WWE fans were quick to point out that a minor fender-bender in an expensive car is nothing for a guy who once survived a limousine explosion.
— Zac (@DCzWall) March 21, 2017
If you want to know if the accident scared McMahon, just read what UFC president Dana White said about the WWE boss. Mr. McMahon probably made it to work on time and didn’t mention it.
- Vince McMahon
Legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross revealed on Tuesday that his wife has been hospitalized after being involved in a serious scooter accident.
Ross sent a tweet early Tuesday morning informing fans that his wife Jan suffered multiple skull fractures after being hit while riding her Vespa near the couple’s home in Oklahoma.
My wife Jan, my little angel, was hit while riding her Vespa & has multiple skull fractures. She's in surgery now. We need a miracle.
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) March 21, 2017
Ross told TMZ Jan was not wearing a helmet when she was struck from behind by the driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis. She was thrown from the scooter and struck her head, which resulted in multiple fractures. Both the Vespa and the other vehicle caught fire. Jan underwent surgery at a nearby hospital and was in critical condition, with Jim describing her condition as “touch and go.”
Here’s hoping everything turns out OK for the Ross family.
WWE wrestler Paige is the latest celebrity victim of nude photos being leaked online.
On Friday, nude photos and then sex videos of Paige leaked online. A few hours after the materials started to circulate, Paige issued the following statement on Twitter in which she called the photos “personal and private” and said they were stolen.
Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent.
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) March 17, 2017
Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, could choose to pursue legal action as stealing and sharing photos like this is a crime. The man who hacked several celebrities such as Kate Upton and athletes McKayla Maroney and Hope Solo, leading to mass online leak in 2014, was sentenced to 18 months in prison last year for his crimes.
Paige is on hiatus from the WWE as she recovers from surgery. The 24-year-old comes from a wrestling family and a movie is currently being made about her life.
Actresses Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson have also recently been victimized by similar leaks.