The Undertaker sacrificed his body for three decades for the enjoyment of fans and became a living legend. His influence in the pro wrestling industry is unparalleled as well.
The Phenom has squared off against the best of the best the pro wrestling world has to offer. This includes the likes of WWE Hall Of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts as well, whom he defeated at WrestleMania.
Jake Roberts and The Undertaker even became a tag team for a while, even if it was short-lived. They also grew closer in real life, which led to them spending time on the road together.
While speaking on the DDP Snake Pit podcast, Jake Roberts shared that The Undertaker approached him about riding together when he first entered the WWE. This is because he wanted to know where all the best strip clubs were.
“You know, he first came to me when he first got there and he says, ‘Jake, I’ll be riding with you.’ I’m like, ‘Well, that’s kind of bold. You going to go setting up rides for me now?’ He goes, ‘No, I want to travel with you.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, so you want to get underneath the learning tree. I appreciate you being bold enough to come and ask me straight out. Hey man, I’ll be glad to share anything I know.’
He says, ‘That’s great too, but I heard you know where all the good strip joints are.’ I said, ‘Worldwide.’ He said, ‘Well, I’m going to hang with you.’ I said, ‘Dude, let’s be honest, you played basketball, didn’t you?’ He said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘You’d probably be better off going and dribbling somewhere in a corner than trying to hang with me because I’ll bury your dumb ass. You can’t hang with me.’ He says, ‘It’s a challenge! I’ll meet you one-for-one.’
I said, ‘Okay, let’s go.’ So we did that for about two months, but it was taking a heavy toll on him. I remember going to TV one night and Vince says, ‘Hey, Deadman, you don’t need to put the paint on tonight, you’re looking dead enough already. You need to get the hell away from Jake.’ A week or two later somebody told me he got alcohol poisoning. That’s when I ended the contest and said, ‘Look man, I cheat. There’s no way in hell I’m going to lose to you. Because I know there is vitamins that you can take that will keep you going no matter how much you drink.’ I shared the information with him, which wasn’t a good thing to do because it was something that was highly addictive. That was my bad. But no, Mark traveled with me, man, some of my favorite times
The Undertaker also warned other WWE talent not to mess with Jake Roberts. Roberts and The Deadman will forever share a bond and that is all that matters now.
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