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Chokeslam! WWE's Kane Tells Us Why He's Selling His Tennessee Estate

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    The huge garden tub with sky-high views.

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    Kane (2009 Jam Media)

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    The 'Kane Cave'?

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    The living area.

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    The house comes with 78 acres.

What kind of home would a WWE superstar build? Well in the case of Kane, it's a charming three-bedroom contemporary in the hills of Jefferson City, TN.

Born Glenn Jacobs, the popular heel had the home custom-built in 2005 for his family. The immense grappler is parting with his beloved 78-acre estate for $800,000, although he wishes he didn't have to put it down for the three-count.

"Every time I go there I'm, like, 'Man, I don't want to sell this place,'" Jacobs says. "It's so nice and private."

The 6,924-square-foot home sits on a hill at the end of a quarter-mile-long driveway that climbs about 250 feet to the hilltop, Jacobs estimates. The home, which features a koi pond and swimming pool, is surrounded by private woods with trails for biking, four-wheeling, and horseback riding.

The Devil's Favorite Demon has earthbound roots in these hills. Jacobs says he first came to Tennessee about 20 years ago while wrestling in Knoxville. During that time he met and married his wife, Crystal, a Tennessee native, and the couple began their life together in Johnson City.

The house is spacious -- not a surprise given the wrestler's ( possibly 7-foot) stature. However, Jacobs says the countertops and door frames weren't raised to accommodate him, so it's a turnkey operation for the eventual buyer.

The master suite features a massive bathroom with dual vanity sinks and custom wood cabinetry. There's also a huge garden tub in a windowed tower overlooking the hills. You can soothe your bones in style after being on the receiving end of a piledriver.

The downstairs is where the current WWE director of operations truly asserts his authority. The finished basement features a game room where Jacobs has a poker table, foosball table, pool table, and wet bar to help him relax when he's not engaged in local community events, attending to family duties, or defending current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

Defending Rollins isn't easy -- on "WWE Raw," Jacobs recently suffered a foot injury at the hands of Brock Lesnar, so he'll have some welcome time off -- a luxury many pro wrestlers don't enjoy.

When not in the ring, Jacobs must keep in shape to ensure his chokeslams stay lethal. So the former title belt holder built a detached 2,400-square-foot garage that doubles as a full-blown gym. Back in the day, Jacobs, 47, could bench press 525 pounds, although he says he's now less focused on "lifting heavy."

As with most things in real estate, the gym equipment is "negotiable" in the sale. Jacobs says he'll miss the gym for his early morning workouts.

"I work out five to six times a week," Jacobs says. "When the sun comes up on the left-hand side, the hills are backlit purple -- it's gorgeous." During the winter, Jacobs says you can see the twinkling lights of ski resorts an hour away in Gatlinburg.

So why does fearsome Kane want to leave his beloved stomping ground? He and his wife own an Allstate insurance agency in Knoxville (yes -- Kane also sells insurance), and the hourlong commute over the past few years has been a headache, so they're relocating.

"If circumstances were different, we'd stay here for the rest of our lives," Jacobs says. "But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men."

Of course we do. And even if we didn't, we wouldn't argue with him. So, if you want to live like a WWE superstar, give listing agent Holli McCray a call.