Wrestling Revealed

Jake Roberts

Randy Savage paranoid about snakes

To give you an idea of just how shady the professional wrestling business used to be, Randy Savage was said to have been paranoid about doing the segment where Jake Roberts ties him up and lets the snake bite him in the arm. The idea was created by Vince McMahon. Savage had issues trusting McMahon, so he had Roberts get the snake to bite himself backstage to make sure that it wasn't poisonous. He didn't want to find out on camera.
March 13, 2016
Steve Austin

Jake Roberts snake nickname

During a podcast interview with Steve Austin, Jake Roberts revealed the origin of his Snake nickname. He claims that it was given to him by Paul Orndorff because Roberts kept sneaking behind his back and stealing his ring rats. Orndorff kept calling him a snake, so that nickname stuck. Roberts confessed that the snake gimmick made all of the difference in the world when it comes to his popularity and longevity in the business.
September 18, 2015
Jake Roberts

Jake Roberts tribute to Dusty Rhodes

A post on YouTube where Jake Roberts gives a heartfelt tribute to Dusty Rhodes, whose death earlier this month saddened the entire professional wrestling industry. Roberts talks about what Rhodes did for him when he was a kid and what he did for him when he joined the business.
June 24, 2015