Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs, also known as “Kane” in the wrestling ring, spoke to future hopeful wrestlers alongside famed trainer Tom Prichard at the orientation for their Jacobs-Prichard Wrestling Academy (JPWA) Thursday night. 

The open house and orientation was held at D-1 Sports in Hardin Valley.

One person who spoke with WATE 6 On Your Side said they moved across the country to take part in the training program, which will consist of 4-hour training sessions, 5 days a week, for 16 weeks. 

All this time spent may help shape some wrestling fans into wrestlers themselves – perhaps the next wrestling superstar will be out of Knoxville. 

The cross-country mover saying, “I want to do something I enjoy and I’m happy about.” 

Follow your heart – even if it’s into the ring.