During a recent interview, Jake Roberts acknowledged that he unlikely would have made it to the top if not for the snake gimmick. The WWE legend also revealed that he was and still is afraid of snakes. Roberts came up with the idea when he was extremely stoned one night. He took the idea to management, and they absolutely loved it, so he ran with it to get a push. Roberts has a long history of substance abuse, so it's not that shocking.
March 17, 2016
Earlier this week, Jake Roberts was a guest on the podcast show that Steve Austin does weekly. One of his comments might gain him some backstage heat with Triple H. Roberts vented on the show and stated that a heel using a sledgehammer as a weapon is a bad idea. The WWE legend states that doing so shows a lack of ring psychology, something that HHH takes a lot of pride in having.
September 23, 2015
During a recent interview, Bret Hart was asked about performers that helped him when he was moving up the ladder in WWE. He listed Roddy Piper as someone that was of tremendous help to him. More interestingly, though, he made it a point to list Jake Roberts as someone that did not bother to help, even when the opportunity presented itself for Roberts to help Hart become a star.
September 7, 2015
After years of living on the edge, Jake Roberts warmed the hearts of professional wrestling fans when he was able to finally quit alcohol and drugs. He has been feeling a lot better since doing that. Life has gotten back on track. Now, the WWE legend wants to get rid of yet another one of his vices. Through social media, he informed his fans that he is going to try to stop smoking cigarettes.
August 25, 2015
For quite some time now, Jake Roberts has been yearning for an in ring return to WWE. However, that appears to be in jeopardy now because the inventor of the DDT is having issues with his hips. Through social media, he revealed that he has been meeting with various doctors for a prognosis. It looks like surgery is going to be required to repair the damage.
August 19, 2015
For a long period of time now, fans have been comparing Bray Wyatt with Jake Roberts because of how he can captivate an audience with just his words. The two of them share a mutual admiration for one another and have spoken a handful of times. Roberts revealed that they have actually talked about working a match together because the Snake feels that he has one more match left in him. He is currently trying to convince WWE to do it.
April 1, 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