Jake Roberts is an American retired professional wrestler, and the son of former wrestler "Grizzly" Smith. He is best known for bringing snakes into the ring, most famously a python named Damien.
Roberts is best known for his two stints in the World Wrestling Federation (later called WWE); the first between 1986 and 1992, and the second between 1996 and 1997. He wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, World Championship Wrestling in 1992, and the Mexico-based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración between 1993 and 1994 and again in 1997. He appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1997, and made appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2006 through 2008.
Throughout his career he was known for his intense and cerebral promos, his dark charisma, his extensive use of psychology in his matches and his use of the DDT finishing move, which was named the "coolest" maneuver of all time by WWE. Roberts was also one of the subjects of the 1999 documentary film Beyond the Mat. In 2012, Roberts moved in with fellow wrestler Diamond Dallas Page to seek help in getting his life back on track following years of alcohol and drug abuse. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 5, 2014.
Join us Sunday November 13th for the Unspoken Word Tour where Jake unleashes his road stories and locker room antics and pranks he played on his opponents. You may enjoy stories about Ravishing Rick Rude, Hacksaw Jim Duggan to the British Bulldog, Andre the Giant, Undertaker. The era that everyone loves and never forgets .Whether you are a wrestling fan or not, this one of a kind story teller will keep you wrapped in his coils and leave you wanting more!