The Knoxville News Sentinel wrote a new article on Friday about WWE star Kane (Glenn Jacobs) receiving criticism from his Democratic opponent for Mayor in Knox County, Tennessee in August, Linda Haney, for still wrestling for WWE while doing his mayoral campaign.

Haney commented about Jacobs with.

“I was really stunned to find out he was still pursuing it. I thought it was in the past. I thought in this crucial time he’d want to be here and be with the people. Being an entertainer doesn’t make you a political figure. It may get you some votes, but I believe people want someone with common sense and who is ready to lead.”

Jacobs then responded with.

“After I am elected mayor, I’ll be mayor, though I may still do a few special things. I’ve done it for 23 years now and have quite a history, it’ll always be part of my life. I think the question is, if I am taking it seriously, and of course I am. I wouldn’t be running if not. I’m sure some people will say that I’m not focused and some others will say that’s the coolest thing ever. Again, you can’t make everyone happy. You just do what you can and that’s it, you’re always going to catch criticism no matter what you do.”

The election for Knox County Mayor takes place on August 2, with Jacobs wrestling as Kane at the Extreme Rules PPV, teaming with Daniel Bryan as Team Hell No against The Bludgeon Brothers for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships on the show.