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A former WWE wrestler is now a mayor in central Florida

Moving from the top rope to council meetings seems to be a trend for former WWE wrestlers lately.

Glen Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, became the mayor of Knox County — Tennessee's third largest county — in August. On Tuesday, retired WWE wrestler Matt Morgan made the leap to public service next after he was voted mayor of Longwood, a city of 14,000 in Seminole County.

The two-time Impact World Tag Team Champion won't be totally new to city hall. He had been a city commissioner in the city since 2017, the same year Jacobs had his last professional fight.

Longwood, which is 15 miles north of Downtown Orlando, is one of a few Florida cities that lets its commissioners pick a new mayor each year. All five city commissioners voted unanimously for Morgan, including Deputy Mayor Brian Sackett, the longest tenured city commissioner in the city's history.

"I can't believe it" the 7-foot-tall Morgan told the Orlando Sentinel. "I wonder if this makes me the world's largest mayor?

"Seriously, we have a very special commission here. Whereas in other cities, you have a lot of backstabbing and cut throat politics, where the other commissioners try to put their own personal politics in front of their team of commissioners. I can honestly say that separates our commission right off the bat."

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