WWE Superstar and Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Kane wrestled for years under a mask, which he wore to hide what he claimed was hideous disfigurement as a result of a fire that burned down the childhood home of himself and his brother, fellow WWE Superstar The Undertaker. However, it was later revealed that Kane only believed he had been disfigured, and he was actually an okay looking guy, at least by Libertarian standards. Kane even resolved the issues with his brother, who went on to endorse him in his mayoral race along with Senator Rand Paul.
Now, Kane's complicated history with masks has become an issue for the people of Knox County, as Mayor Kane was the only person to vote against mandatory public mask-wearing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Knox County Board of Health did pass the measure, seven to one. As a result, failure to wear a mask in public will result in a $50 fine and up to 30 days in jail, according to a local newspaper. Despite losing the vote, Mayor Kane did not chokeslam any of his fellow government officials straight to hell, even though we can all probably agree that nobody would hold it against him. However, Bleeding Cool has obtained exclusive footage of Kane removing his mask in protest after the meeting didn't go his way.
"While I realize the importance of mitigating the damage that this pandemic is causing in our community, I worry that one-size-fits-all mandates such as this set a terrible precedent for government overreach," said Kane of his vote. "They're difficult to enforce, and they can cause conflict between the authorities and the public when enforced." Despite his propensity for lighting WWE announcers on fire or electrocuting the testicles of his boss, the last thing Mayor Kane wants is conflict.