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 faced each other at WrestleMania VIII, where The Deadman won.

While speaking on his DDP Snake Pit podcast, Jake Roberts revealed that the finish of the match was supposed to go down differently and that he got heat for changing the finish.


“It was supposed to have been a Tombstone in the ring. But I thought it fit well, me chasing Paul Bearer, and then Mark getting me right there. And having that done to me on the floor is much more dangerous than having it done in the ring.”

“The point is, him doing it to you in the ring, everybody could’ve seen it better, and that’s where I screwed up. It wasn’t something where I didn’t want to do the job … If I didn’t want to do the job, I’d never DDT’d him once.”

“Yeah, I was hurting, man. I began having problems at home, which magnified all this. The addiction was starting to rear its head … you’re getting beat up, your body is hurting, you got troubles at home … how much rest am I getting? Not much at all … It was probably the worst time in my life. The hardest time of my life.”

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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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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