Check out this classic match-up from the October 4, 1986 edition of Saturday Night’s MAIN EVENT: Jake”The Snake” Roberts vs. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. As Jesse Ventura says, traditionally snakes and dragons have never gotten along!
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of The Score Television Network and the Baltimore Sun has released a collection of “Wrestlemania moments” as told by superstars (past and present), announcers, referees, producers/agents, personnel and fans. More will be released weekly leading up to Wrestlemania.
David Dexter reports that Jake “The Snake” Roberts joined Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman recently. You can hear Busted Open on Sirius 92, XM 208 and Sports Zone on the app.
On how he’s doing: “A little sore. It’s three weeks now since the surgery and as usual I’m impatient. That’s the reason I’m not a doctor today, I have no patience. I want to get back at it and I was able to do a few minutes of DDP Yoga yesterday and today and it’s sore. The thing that hurt me was not the bone spurs, although I do have a trophy sized bone spur, the doctor told me I had the biggest bone spur he’d ever seen in his life, they did a thing called micro-fracturing. That’s where they drill lots of holes in the joint itself and let it bleed for a little bit, and then they scrape the arthritis off of it. That seems to be what has really made it tender. The doctor, I went to see him a couple weeks ago, he told me four to six months to rehab it because of the micro-fracturing. It was the left shoulder. The left shoulder is the one you use all those years wrestling. That’s the one that got messed up. It’s something now that’s behind me and I like a lot of things in my life right now. My life right now has never been as nice as it is today. ”
Wrestling 101 has an interview up with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts:
* [Before starting DDP Yoga] I was in a pretty dark place six months ago, I had basically given up on life and everything else because nothing was fun anymore, I didn?t have good days, they were all just shit days, I would wake up in the mornings and be pissed off I was still alive, the only reason I didn?t commit suicide is because I didn?t want to hurt my family more than I had already hurt them.
Jake “The Snake” Roberts has been signed for Night of the Legends II: Unfinished Business on April 13, 2013, in Waynesboro, Va.
Roberts is one of the most recognizable legends in wrestling and is known all over the world. Jake has struggled in past years with drugs and alcohol abuse but thanks to help from his longtime friend, Diamond Dallas Page, Jake has made a remarkable comeback.
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The Cauliflower Alley Club is proud to announce the 2013 Men’s Wrestling Honoree, none other than Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Jake has had a most unique career in professional wrestling. By many in the business, Jake is one of the most notable wrestlers when it comes to ring psychology.
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This article was published on November 20, 2012 by JOSH STEWART / email@example.com
Jake “The Snake” Roberts walked around an Atlanta yard on a recent Saturday afternoon enjoying simplicity.
Texas A&M was on its way to upsetting No. 1 Alabama, so the Gainesville, Texas native was getting his way on TV. But the former WWE Superstar was enjoying his own little unexpected victory. He figures he had walked a couple of miles that day — just living life — when months earlier a 50-foot walk would have been an exhausting task due to COPD and he would’ve needed help getting up if he went to the floor to even try and exercise.