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WWE's Kane is officially running for mayor in Tennessee

Kane, WWE Raw Superstar during "See No Evil" Premiere - Arrivals in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)

Kane, WWE Raw Superstar during "See No Evil" Premiere - Arrivals in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)  (This content is subject to copyright.)

WWE's Kane is preparing for a totally different kind of fight. 

The professional wrestler is entering the race to become mayor of Knox County in Tennessee.  

The WWE villain, whose real name is Glenn Jacobs, had previously filed papers to be able to raise money for a bid to succeed term-limited Mayor Tim Burchett. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Kane formally kicked off his campaign Tuesday.

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Tea party groups urged Jacobs to challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary in 2014, but he ended up deciding against a run.

Knox County Commissioner Bob Thomas is also running and Knox County Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones has filed paperwork naming a treasurer for a possible bid.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.