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
When wrestling fans hear of the Legion of Doom, they automatically think about the Road Warriors. Well, there was a point in time where it was a full blown stable led by Paul Ellering. In addition to Hawk and Animal, the group also included Jake Roberts, Arn Anderson, the man who would go on to play Doink the Clown, King Kong Bundy, the Iron Sheik and the original Sheik.
August 13, 2015
A post on Twitter where Jake Roberts talks about the death of Dusty Rhodes and how no amount of words can ever be enough to explain how legendary of a person that the American Dream was. That is high praise since it is coming from someone that is known as one of the best talkers in the history of wrestling.
June 11, 2015
When he first announced that he was sober, there was a lot of skepticism towards Jake Roberts, as he has relapsed time and time over the years. A lot of people felt that it was simply going to be another rerun of the same episode. Well, the WWE legend has changed a lot of opinions over the last two years. Many now believe that he is truly committed to remaining sober and trying to be the best person that he can be while he is still on this planet.
February 18, 2015