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10 Wrestlers Who Became Involved In Politics

Would you vote for this man?

Rick Steiner
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As strange as it is to think about, professional wrestling and the murky, murky world of politics aren't a million miles away from each other. On the one hand we have a world of lying, backstabbing, of charismatic individuals rising to the top and trampling over opponents by any means necessary along the way. On the other hand, we have professional wrestling.

So such an opening gambit is the norm when it comes to talking about professional wrestling and politics, but such an opening gambit is more than justified. Despite being British (well, Welsh) and living in Serbia I am unable to avoid hearing about the build up to the US Elections and the rise of Donald Trump, who seems to be hurtling to wards the Republican candidacy in the most pro wrestling of manners possible.

But what of movements in the opposite direction? What happens when professional wrestlers decide to get involved in politics? It happens more often than you think. Glenn Jacobs, better known to us as the Devil's Favourite Corporate Demon Kane, has recently expressed a desire to move into politics in a few years time. We shouldn't be surprised by this; Jacobs has long been a keen commentator on all things politics.

Who will the Big Red Machine be looking to for advice and reference if he does run for office? Here are 10 other wrestlers who became seriously involved in politics.

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Born in the middle of Wales in the middle of the 1980's, John can't quite remember when he started watching wrestling but he has a terrible feeling that Dino Bravo was involved. Now living in Prague, John spends most of his time trying to work out how Tomohiro Ishii still stands upright. His favourite wrestler of all time is Dean Malenko, but really it is Repo Man. He is the author of 'An Illustrated History of Slavic Misery', the best book about the Slavic people that you haven't yet read. You can get that and others from www.poshlostbooks.com.