WWE legend Mick Foley says he couldn’t be more proud of his good friend Kane for becoming the next mayor of Knox County, Tennessee … saying, “I think he’ll do a great job!”

Foley campaigned for Kane — real name Glenn Jacobs — touting his friend’s longtime interest in politics and the fact he’s a super smart dude in real life.

So, when Kane won the election this week, Foley wanted to assure the people of Knox County they’re getting a winner!

“He’s a very wise man and caring person, and I think he’ll do a great job in Knox County.”

He also had a pretty emotional message for his friend — it’s good stuff.