Jake Roberts

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Title History

  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title defeating Big Daddy Ritter (April 6, 1979);
  • (Louisiana) Mid South Louisiana Heavyweight title defeating Johnny Mantell (1980);
  • (Louisiana/Oklahoma) Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating The Grappler (May 31, 1981);
  • NWA (Georgia) National Television title defeating Ron Garvin (November 6, 1983);
  • NWA National/World Television title defeating Ron Garvin (June 17, 1984);
  • WCCW (World Class) Television title defeating Chris Adams (August 13, 1984);
  • NWA (World Class) World 6-Man Tag Team titles w/The Dynamic Duo beating Bobby Fulton and The Von Erichs (October 27, 1984);
  • Mid South Television title defeating Dick Slater in the Finals of a Tournament (January 1, 1986);
  • Mid South North American Heavyweight title defeating Dick Slater (Febuary 14, 1986);
  • AWF Puerto Rican Heavyweight title defeating Hurrican Castillo Jr. (1993);
  • SMW (Smoky Mountain Wrestling) Heavyweight title defeating Tony Anthony (May 2, 1994);
  • WWA Puerto Rican Heavyweight title Awarded (December ??, 1996);
  • AWF (Australia) Heavyweight title;
  • UWS (New York) Heavyweight title;
  • AWF Puerto Rican Heavyweight title;
  • SMW (Smokey Mountain Wrestling) Heavyweight title;
  • WWA Puerto Rican Heavyweight title;
  • 1992 RSPW Best Heel Award Winner;
  • 1996 PWI Ispirational Wrestler of the Year;
  • BBOW (Colorado) Heavyweight title;
  • OnlineWorldofWrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (2003);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning:

National Wrestling Alliance:

  • Jake Roberts started out in the Mid-South territory and was taken under the wing of Mr. Wrestling II, who taught him the knee lift.
  • June 6, 1981: Jake Roberts defeated the Grappler for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight title.
  • July 4, 1981 – Superdome: Paul Orndorff defeated Jake Roberts for the Mid-South North American Heavyweight title.
  • Jake Roberts went to Georgia Championship Wrestling and became a member of Paul Ellering’s original Legion of Doom.
  • ~~~Consisted of Roberts, King Kong Bundy, Hawk, Animal, Buzz Sawyer, Iron Sheik, Luke Graham, The Sheik and Killer Karl Krup.
  • 1983: Jake Roberts and Ronnie Garvin began feuding over the NWA National Television title.
  • November 6, 1983: Jake Roberts defeats Ronnie Garvin for the NWA National Television title.
  • March 4, 1984: The National TV title is renamed to the NWA Television title, thus recognizing Jake Roberts as the first champion.
  • April 7, 1984: Ronnie Garvin defeated Jake Roberts for the NWA Television title.
  • October 27, 1984: Jake Roberts/Chris Adams/Gino Hernandez beat Kevin/Kerry/Mike von Erich for the World 6-Man Tag Team titles.
  • December 31, 1984: The von Erich Brothers defeated Jake Roberts and Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez to win the titles back.
  • June 16, 1984: Jake Roberts defeated Ronnie Garvin to regain the NWA Television title.
  • ~~~The title is immediately held up because Jake Roberts used a foreign object to defeat Ron Garvin.
  • Jake Roberts started to use the famous DDT as his new signature finisher during his stint in the NWA.
  • July 1, 1984: Ronnie Garvin defeated Jake Roberts by COUNT OUT in the rematch to recapture the Television title.
  • January 1, 1986: Jake Roberts defeated Dick Slater in the tournament final to win the Mid-South Television title.
  • February 28, 1986: Dick Slater defeated Jake Roberts for the Mid-South Television title.
  • Jake Roberts packed up his bags and signed a contract with Vince McMahon and the expanding World Wrestling Federation.

World Wrestling Federation – Jake The Snake Roberts:

  • Jake Roberts became one of the top heels in the WWF and began bringing a pet snake (Damien) with him to the ring.
  • ~~~Jake would render his opponents unconscious with a DDT and then let Damien crawl all over him!
  • April 2, 1986 – Wrestlemania II: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated ex-football player George Wells.
  • May 3, 1986 – SNME: Jake “The Snake” Roberts vs Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat didn’t get started.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts ignited a feud with Ricky Steamboat after he executed the DDT on Steamboat on the ringside concrete floor!
  • August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: Ricky Steamboat defeated Jake Roberts in a “Snake Pit” match.
  • October 4, 1986 – SNME: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • November 29, 1986 – SNME: Randy “Macho Man” Savage vs Jake “The Snake” Roberts went to a DOUBLE disqualification.
  • Jake Roberts began a brief feud with Hulk Hogan, but the angle was dropped when Roberts started receiving cheers from the crowd.

World Wrestling Federation – vs Honky Tonk Man:

  • 1987: Jake “The Snake” Roberts began hosting a weekly interview segment called “The Snake Pit”.
  • Early 1987: Jake Roberts was the victim of a guitar-shot from Honky Tonk Man during an interview and they started a feud.
  • March 14, 1987 – SNME: King Kong Bundy defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts by COUNT OUT.
  • March 27 – Wrestlemania III: Honky Tonk Man w/Jimmy Hart defeated Jake Roberts (accompanied by rock star Alice Cooper).
  • May 2, 1987 – SNME: Kamala defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • November 16, 1987 – Legends Battle: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Killer Khan by Disqualification.
  • November 26, 1987 – Survivor Series: Jake Roberts, Randy Savage, Ricky Steamboat, Jim Duggan and Brutus Beefcake defeated Honky Tonk Man, Harley Race, Hercules, R.Bass and D.Davis.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts, Ricky Steamboat and Randy Savage survive when captain Honky Tonk Man walked out.
  • January 2, 1988 – SNME: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Wild Samoan Sika.
  • January 24, 1988 – Royal Rumble: Jake Roberts entered the Royal Rumble at number 5, but was eliminated by the One Man Gang.

World Wrestling Federation – vs Rick Rude:

  • Jake Roberts engaged in a brutal feud with Rick Rude, who tried to kiss Cheryl Roberts at ringside.
  • March 27, 1988 – Wrestlemania IV: Jake Roberts and Rick Rude wrestle to a 15 minute draw in the 1st round of the Undisputed Title Tournament.
  • July 31, 1988 – WrestleFest: Jake Roberts vs “Ravishing” Rick Rude ended in a double count-out.
  • August 28, 1988 – SummerSlam: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Hercules Hernandez.
  • ~~~Rick Rude faced Junk Yard Dog that same night, and wore a set of tights with Cheryl Robert’s face airbrushed on them.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts ran down and interfered, causing a disqualification – BUT throwing more fuel on the fire of his feud with Rude.
  • WWF Superstars: Jake Roberts issued a warning to Rick Rude never to wear those tights again, or else!
  • ~~~Rick Rude came out on TV wearing another set of tights with Cheryl Roberts’ face airbrushed on the front.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts ran into the ring and literally ripped the tights off of the Ravishing on, leaving him naked!
  • ~~~The angle was soon dissolved in late 1988 when it was discovered that Rick Rude and Cheryl were allegedly having a real life affair.
  • October 29, 1988 – SNME: Jake Roberts defeated Rick Rude when Andre the Giant interfered and caused a disqualification.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts then unleashed Damien on the Giant, who dropped in the ring as a result of an apparent heart attack.

World Wrestling Federation – vs Andre The Giant:

  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Giant/Bravo/Perfect/Rude/Race beat Jake Roberts/Duggan/Santana/Patera/Scott Casey.
  • November 16, 1988 – SNME: Jake Roberts interfered in the Randy Savage/Andre the Giant WWF title match.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Jake Roberts entered the Royal Rumble at #7 but was quickly eliminated by Andre the Giant.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts returned a few minutes later with Damien, scaring Andre the Giant into eliminating himself!
  • April 2, 1989 – Wrestlemania V: Jake Roberts defeated Andre the Giant by disqualification when Andre attacked guest referee Big John Studd.
  • WWF Superstars: Jake Roberts defeated Virgil when Ted DiBiase interfered and sidelining Roberts for a couple of months.

World Wrestling Federation – vs Ted DiBiase:

  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: Hulk Hogan/Jake Roberts/Demolition beat Ted DiBiase/Zeus/Powers of Pain.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: Jake Roberts entered the Royal Rumble at #4 and is eliminated by Randy Savage.
  • January 27, 1990 – SNME: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine by disqualification.
  • WWF Superstars: Jake Roberts attacked Ted DiBiase after a squash match and stole the Million Dollar belt!
  • ~~~Ted DiBiase challenged Jake Roberts to a match the week after for the Million-Dollar title.
  • ~~~A week later, Ted DiBiase payed Slick to have the Big Bossman attack Jake Roberts and steal back the belt!
  • ~~~Big Bossman handcuffed Jake Roberts to the ring ropes as Ted DiBiase, Virgil and Slick go to the Brother Love Show.
  • ~~~Big Bossman discovered that he was being ripped off so he turned face and returned the title AND Damien back to Jake Roberts.
  • April 1, 1990 – Wrestlemania VI: Ted DiBiase defeated Jake Roberts by count out to win back the Million Dollar belt.

World Wrestling Federation – vs Bad News Brown:

  • Jake Roberts and Bad News Brown begin to feud weeks after Wrestlemania.
  • Jake Roberts received a series of title matches against IC champion Mr. Perfect Curt Hennig.
  • August 27, 1990 – Summerslam: Jake Roberts defeated Bad News Brown by disqualification when Bad News attacks special guest referee Big Bossman.

World Wrestling Federation – vs Rick Martel:

  • Jake Roberts began a feud with Rick Martel, and Martel sprayed “arrogance” into Jake’s eyes, blinding him!
  • November 22, 1990 – Survivor Series: Martel/Warlord/Hercules/Roma defeated Roberts/Snuka/Michaels/Jannetty.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts was counted out after chasing Rick Martel to the back while holding Damien.
  • January 19, 1991 – Royal Rumble: Jake Roberts entered the Royal Rumble at #9 and was eliminated by Rick Martel.
  • March 24, 1991 – Wrestlemania VII: Jake Roberts defeated Rick Martel in an entertaining “Blind Fold” match.

World Wrestling Federation – vs Earthquake:

  • Jake Roberts began a feud with Earthquake, after Earthquake ‘kills’ Damien with his earthquake buttdrop.
  • ~~~Jake then introduced his new pet snake, named “Lucifer”.
  • April 24, 1991 – UK Rampage: Earthquake defeated Jake Roberts by count-out.

World Wrestling Federation – (Heel Turn) vs Randy Savage:

  • Jake Roberts turned heel and feuded with the Ultimate Warrior.
  • August 26, 1991 – SummerSlam 1991: Jake Roberts and The Undertaker crashed Randy Savage and Elizabeth’s wedding reception party.
  • ~~~Elizebeth opened one of her gifts and found a deadly cobra snake inside and Jake and Taker appeared and harassed the newlyweds!
  • WWF Superstars: Jake Roberts attacked Randy Savage and allowed his pet cobra to bite Randy Savage’s bicep!
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: Jake Roberts and Randy Savage were scheduled to participate but were banned!
  • December 3, 1991 – Tuesday Night in Texas: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Jake Roberts entered the Royal Rumble at #16 but was eliminated by Randy Savage.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts attempted to hit Elizabeth with a steel chair.
  • ~~~The Undertaker stepped in and stopped the attack, which led to a feud between Jake and The Undertaker.
  • February 8, 1992 – SNME: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

World Wrestling Federation – vs The Undertaker:

  • Jake Roberts confronted the Undertaker and Paul Bearer on an episode of the Funeral Parlor talk show segment.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts jammed the Undertakers hand into the lid of a coffin and repeatedly whacked him with a chair!
  • April 5, 1992 – Wrestlemania VIII: The Undertaker defeated Jake Roberts – in Jake’s last appearance in the WWF.

World Championship Wrestling:

  • Jake Roberts jumped to World Championship Wrestling and began feuding with Sting.
  • September 2, 1992 – COTC: Jake Roberts/Rick Rude/Vader/Super Invader defeated Sting/Nikita Koloff/Steiner Brothers.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts and Rick Rude were the final two survivors – winning the match for their team.
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc 1992: Sting defeated Jake Roberts in a “Coal Miners Glove” match.
  • Jake Roberts didn’t stick around very long and left the company shortly after.

Smokey Mountain Wrestling:

  • May 2, 1994: Jake Roberts defeated Tony Anthony for the Smokey Mountain Heavyweight title.
  • May 20, 1994 – Volunteer Slam III: Jake Roberts vs Tony Anthony ended in a double count-out (Jake retains).
  • July 5, 1994: Tony Anthony defeated Jake Roberts to recapture the Smokey Mountain Heavyweight title.

In The Meantime:

  • May 27, 1994 – AAA TrippleMania II: Konnan defeated Jake Roberts in a “Hair vs Hair” match.

World Wrestling Federation – Born Again Christian:

  • January 21, 1996 – Royal Rumble: Jake Roberts made a surprising return to the WWF and enterd the Royal Rumble as participant #7.
  • February 18, 1996 – In Your House 6: Jake Roberts defeated Tatanka in a non-televised “Dark” match.
  • March 31, 1996 – Wrestlemania XII: Owen Hart and British Bulldog and Vader beat Jake Roberts and Ahmed Johnson and Yokozuna.
  • April 28, 1996 – Good Friends, Better Enemies: British Bulldog and Owen Hart defeated Jake Roberts and Ahmed Johnson.
  • May 26, 1996 – Beware of Dog: Jake Roberts defeated Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw.
  • May 27, 1996 – RAW: Jake Roberts defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a King of the Ring qualifying match!
  • May 28, 1996 – Superstars: Jake Roberts defeated Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw in a KOTR Quarter Final match.
  • June 23, 1996 – King of the Ring: Jake Roberts defeated Vader by disqualification in a semi-final match, then lost to Steve Austin in the finals!
  • Jake Roberts was scheduled to wrestle Mankind at International Incident but was replaced by Henry Godwinn due to injury.
  • Jake Roberts started a feud with Jerry Lawler, who started teasing Jake Roberts for his known Alcohol problems.
  • August 18, 1996 – Summerslam: Jerry “The King” Lawler defeated Jake Roberts after hitting him with a bottle of booze.
  • September 22, 1996 – Mind Games: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Hunter Hearst-Helmsley.
  • November 16, 1996 – Survivor Series: Roberts/Mero/Windham/Maivia defeated Helmsley/Lawler/Goldust/Crush.
  • January 19, 1997 – Royal Rumble: Jake Roberts entered the Royal Rumble at #7 but was eliminated by Steve Austin.
  • Jake Roberts was given a booking job for WWF Shotgun Saturday Night television program before leaving the company.

On His Own:

  • Jake Roberts is credited for training Diamond Dallas Page and Raven.
  • Jake Roberts was featured in the Wrestling documentary, Beyond The Mat, which he claims, he did not recieve a cent for.
  • Jake Roberts was sentenced to one year probation, drug and alcohol treatment in Texas, fined $600 for probation costs in Ohio.
  • ~~~The incident that took place in June 2001, backing his Lincholn Towncar into a womans Parked Car and fled the scene.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts was later found with an alcohol level of .079.

Relocation to Europe:

  • September 2002: Jake Roberts no-showed in Geelen, Netherlands.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts checked in at the airport in the U.K. (where he now lives) but found out that his working visa had expired.
  • ~~~So he has to return to the United States to get things straight.
  • ~~~Jake has bookings all over Europe in October and November and still is talking of opening a wrestling school in the U.K.
  • October 2002: Jake Roberts is promoting shows in the UK under the name “The Real Stars of Wrestling” throughout November.
  • Jake Roberts blew out his hip in a match on Saturday night in Nottingham, England and has canceled all bookings.
  • October 31, 2003: Jake Roberts opened up a Wrestling Training facility in Gosport, Portsmouth, England.
  • February 2004: Jake Roberts is being prosecuted in the UK for starving his latest version of Damien, a 12-foot python, to death.
  • ~~~Inspectors were tipped off that the animal was neglected, and found him starved, and he passed away days later.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts is facing a maximum six months in prison.
  • August 2, 2004 – WAW Summer Sizzler in Great Yarmouth, England: Jake Roberts defeated Phil Powers by disqualification.
  • October 8, 2004 – World Association of Wrestling: Jake Roberts and Steve Quintain vs The UK Pitbulls ended in a no contest.
  • November 2, 2004: Jake Roberts (real name Aurelain Smith Jr) was convicted of animal cruelty after a 3 day trial.
  • ~~~Jake Roberts is facing fines and community service as a result of the conviction.

Back in the United States:

  • January 2005: Jake Roberts was arrested for cocaine possession in Georgia.
  • ~~~Roberts’ girlfriend was stopped by the local police and allegedly had drugs in her possession.
  • ~~~She told officers that her boyfriend was at a motel and “probably” had drugs there.
  • ~~~Police went to the motel room and a crack pipe with residue was found in his room, but no actual drugs were found.
  • Jake Roberts has stated that he is need of a hip replacement surgery.
  • January 29, 2005 – WrestleReunion: Jake Roberts participated in a Legends Battle Royal which was won by Greg Valentine.
  • March 14, 2005 – RAW: Randy Orton got some advice from the “Legendary” Jake Roberts – and then RKO’d him in the ring!
  • ~~~Later on in a post-show dark match, Jake Roberts reappeared and chased Ric Flair away from the ring with the snake!
  • ~~~Jake The Snake returned to the ring and DDT’s World Champion Triple H and put his snake over his unconscious body!
  • March 2005: Jake Roberts underwent hip replacement surgery.
  • August 2005: Jake “The Snake” Roberts begins work with Jim Ross and WWE on upcoming DVD about his life and career.
  • September 10, 2005 – Wrestle Reunion: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Antonio Banks.
  • November 5, 2005 – MWF/AWA New England: Jake Roberts no-showed, missed his flight and didn’t return phone calls.
  • November 22, 2005 – NWA Wildside Reunion: Jake “the Snake” Roberts defeated Murder One.
  • January 14, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Helter Skelter by disqualification in 2 seconds.
  • ~~~In the match that Everybody came to see: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Sandman.
  • March 5, 2006 – World Wrestling Legends PPV: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Kamala w/Friday by disqualification.
  • March 25, 2006 – Coastal Championship Wrestling: Joey Machete defeated Jake Roberts to become the 1st SEC Champion.
  • April 28, 2006 – Elite Wrestling Entertainment: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Chris Kanyon .
  • May 13, 2006 – FEW: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Doc Rivers..
  • May 20, 2006 – Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Nick Berk w/Don Bootz.
  • May 20, 2006 – Frank Goodman’s UXW: King Kong Bundy defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • May 26, 2006 – Universal Wrestling Alliance: Jake “the Snake” Roberts defeated Jason Cage and The Original SiNN in a 3-WAY.
  • May 27, 2006 – Universal Wrestling Alliance: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Original Sinn .
  • June 10, 2006 – Coastal Championship Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Kahagas .
  • June 17, 2006 – Connecticut Championship Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated “Dirty” Don Montoya..
  • June 24, 2006 – Southern Championship Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Rick the Reaper…
  • October 7, 2006 – MXPW: Jake Roberts vs Kahagas ended in a No Contest after The Heartbreak Express and Amy Vitale interfered!

Total Nonstop Action:

Independent Wrestling + Full Impact Pro:

  • January 13, 2007 – FIP: Jake “The Snake” Roberts signed autographs during Intermission and did an angle with Larry Sweeney.
  • February 2, 2007 – Full Impact Pro: Jake “The Snake” Roberts did not appear as scheduled due to a fallout with the FIP promoters.
  • February 9, 2007 – NWA Wrestle Birmingham: “Cowboy” James Storm defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • February 15, 2007 – UWA: Jake Roberts and Ricky Morton and Robbie Race defeated Jeff Anderson and Heat Seekers V2.
  • March 3, 2007 – Division-1 Pro Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Casey Thompson in Davie, Florida.
  • March 10, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Jake Roberts/Ricky Morton/Glacier beat Tully Blanchard/Ricky Landell/The Nightmare.
  • March 24, 2007 – IWF: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Joe Doering in Watervliet, Michigan..
  • April 14, 2007 – Powerhouse Wrestling of New England: Jake Roberts defeated Gino Martino w/Johnny Fabulous.
  • May 9, 2007 – Christian Wrestling Alliance: Chris Chance defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts by disqualification.
  • ~~~Baby Doll appeared and brought out a snake for Jake Roberts, but she couldn’t get the bag open.
  • June 2, 2007 – West Carolina Championship Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala.
  • June 15, 2007 – AWA World 1 South: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Jake Slater in Savannah, Georgia.
  • July 1, 2007 – 304 Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated G-Cute in Huntington, West Virginia.
  • July 28, 2007 – Big Time Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Crazy Stomper in Chillicothe, Ohio.
  • August 25, 2007 – All American Pro Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Paul Rose with a DDT..
  • September 22, 2007 – All-Star Championship Wrestling: Bunkhouse Buck vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts ended in a Double disqualification.
  • September 29, 2007 – Big Time Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Killer Kent in Circleville, Ohio.
  • October 6, 2007 – Juggalo Championshit Wrestling: Scott Hall beat Jake “the Snake” Roberts in Evansville, Indiana.
  • December 2007: Jake Roberts repportedly took WWE up on its offer to pay for nine-weeks of drug rehabilitation.
  • May 3, 2008 – Pro Wrestling Fusion: Jake “The Snake” Roberts made an appearance in Fort Pierce, Florida.
  • June 8, 2008 – TNA Slammiversary: Jay Lethal and So-Cal Val’s wedding was interrupted and ruined by the “Best Man” Sonjay Dutt.
  • ~~~George “The Animal” Steel, Kamala, “Birdman” Koko B. Ware and Jake “The Snake” Roberts attended the wedding ceremony.

Back on the Wagon:

  • May 2008: Jake Roberts completed his drug rehabilitation and planned on returning to wrestling.
  • September 12, 2008: While wrestling at a indy show in Pennsylvania, Jake Roberts was wrestling JT Lightning.
  • ~~~He collapsed and the match was stopped due to Roberts being drunk. (After the match he was led away by sercuity).
  • ~~~Jake Roberts’ people would later claim that he was drugged by the promoter before the match against his will.
  • RBlue77189 wrote: Your [Jake Roberts] profile states that the September 2008 match against JT Lighting was in PA and that the promoter drugged him. Actually the match took place in Cleveland, Ohio and according to Jake himself in a press release placed part of the blame on the morning radio show he had done an interview with that same morning. He stated that the show had offered him a drink and that got him off the wagon. This was all talked about the next morning on the Rovers Morning Glory show, which was where he had done his interview the previous day.
  • September 6, 2008 – Powerhouse Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Jimmy “Jact” Cash.
  • October 4, 2008 – 3KW: Ryan Sawyer and Kevin Payne beat CW Anderson and Ricky Landell by disqualification (Jake the Snake made the save).
  • ~~~Jake Roberts and Ryan Sawyer and Kevin Payne defeated Steve Corino and CW Anderson and Ricky Landell in a Steel Cage Match.
  • July 26, 2008 – Pro Wrestling Unplugged: The Sandman defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • April 4, 2009 – FTW: Jake Roberts defeated The Rockstar.
  • April 18, 2009 – Vintage Wrestling: Jake Roberts defeated Neil Faith.
  • May 8, 2009 – PWF: Dustin Steele, Jake Mulligan, The Modern Day Superstar and Josh Crawford defeated Jake Roberts, Mike Blade, Johnny Knieval and Big Daddy Freddie.
  • May 9, 2009 – PWF: Jake Roberts and Mike Blade defeated Josh Crawford and The Modern Day Superstar to win the tag team titles.
  • September 5, 2009 – FTW: The Rockstar defeated Jake Roberts in a blindfold match.
  • September 19, 2009 – Vintage Wrestling: Leon Scott defeated Jake Roberts.
  • October 17, 2009 – FTW: Earl Cooter and The Rockstar defeated Jake Roberts and Balls Mahoney.
  • January 9, 2010 – EWF: Jake Roberts defeated Mr. Main Event.
  • January 29, 2010 – WWA: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Tommy Taylor in Melbourne, Florida.
  • January 30, 2010 – Square Circle Wrestling: Jake “the Snake” Roberts defeated ZS3.
  • April 9, 2010 – Top Rope Promotions: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Brutal Bob Evans w/Marshall McNeil.
  • July 10, 2010 – PWF: Abyss and Tommy Mack defeated Jake Roberts and Josef Von Schmidt.
  • August 14, 2010 – BTW: Jake Roberts defeated Mr. TA.
  • August 22, 2010 – Square Circle Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Zachary Springate III in Watertown, New York.
  • ~~~Roberts did a post-match interview and started crying, talking about the recent death of his father and his upcoming retirement.
  • November 19, 2010 – Wrestle Birmingham – “The Big Bang” (Nostalgia Show) at the famed Boutwell Auditorium:
  • ~~~Jake Roberts and Brutus Beefcake and Brickhouse Brown defeated Buddy Landel and Greg Valentine and Cameron Valentine.
  • January 29, 2011 – Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated Sinn Bodhi in the Snake’s retirement match.

World Wrestling Entertainment – 2014:

  • January 6, 2014 – RAW: Roman Reigns defeated CM Punk.
  • ~~~After the match Jake “The Snake” Roberts came to the ring and placed his snake on top of Dean Ambrose, who had been knocked out by CM Punk.
  • January 27, 2014 – The WWE announced that Jake “The Snake” Roberts will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this coming April!


  • Mike Aldren wrote (On February 7, 2011): Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts was a guest on Live Audio Wrestling last night to discuss his recent retirement at WrestleReunion as well as his well documented drug issues. He said regarding those who criticize his drug problems: “I think it’s a joke. I want to reach out there and tell people that I’m suffering from all these demons. I just want all the kids to know out there that it isn’t cool, don’t pick it up and don’t try it because it is torment. Sometimes when you’re an honest prick, you get labeled as something else. After all if I’d have done as much as has been put out there that I supposedly did, I would have been dead years ago so it’s been blown out of proportion, it gets twisted, it gets turned, it’s all about media having something to talk about you know? Give me a break. I’ve got a picture of Keith Richards and it says on the front ‘The real horrible thing about heroin is sometimes it doesn’t kill you, it makes you Keith Richards’ and I’ve got that in my house. I didn’t do it for publicity (speaking out on drug issues) I did it to help kids and they can whatever they want with it, because I have helped people, I get letters all time and contacted about being honest and doing what’s right, come on give me a break – I wasn’t the only wrestler to do drugs.”