January 12, 2008
Monster Kane gets political
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
The U.S. presidential campaign has fire and brimstone.
WWE star Kane, at one time characterized as a monster, is backing congressman Ron Paul as the Republican candidate.
Said Glenn Jacobs, whose job as Kane is to leave a trail of fallen bodies: "If you're like me, you're tired of unnecessary and exorbitant taxes, you're tired of the (U.S.) dollar constantly losing purchasing power, and you're alarmed when politicians demand that we surrender our constitutionally protected civil liberties, especially the bedrock principles of habeas corpus and due process, in exchange for 'security.' "
The political leanings don't stop with Kane.
Val Venis (Canadian Sean Morley) is also endorsing Paul. But he's not the highest-profile (storyline) ex-porn star taking a political stand. Queen of Porn Jenna Jameson, the main squeeze of UFC star Tito Ortiz, has climbed aboard the Hillary Clinton train (insert Bill Clinton joke here).
And Ric Flair is supporting Mike Huckabee. Hope Huckabee knows that the Nature Boy is the Dirtiest Player in the Game. Just when he doesn't expect it, he'll get the double finger to the eyes.
AROUND THE RING
After Sunday's win over Awesome Kong at TNA's Final Resolution pay-per-view, Gail Kim lost her Knockouts title to Kong on Impact. Results from the PPV: Kurt Angle beat Christian Cage (with interference from AJ Styles); Styles and Tomko beat Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash; Team 3D and Johnny Devine beat the Motor City Machineguns and Jay Lethal; Judas Mesias beat Abyss; Kaz beat Black Reign; LAX beat Lance Hoyt and Jimmy Rave; and Booker T and Sharmel beat Robert Roode and Tracy Brooks ... Jeff Hardy's cage match win over Umaga was one of the best matches on RAW in a long time ... Shelly Martinez (Ariel) has surfaced in TNA.