WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts has been part of the AEW since 2020. Roberts started out in AEW by managing Lance Archer, and the partnership proved to be somewhat of success. 

Roberts worked in WWE for a long time and knows how Vince McMahon functions. In fact, he even blasted Vince McMahon previously for humiliating people in WWE. He is also a veteran, so his opinion carries weight.

While speaking during the latest “DDP Snakepit” podcast, Jake Roberts stated that he thinks “guys [traveling] on the road together,” is something that is missing from the wrestling industry at the moment

When you’re in the car for say four hours … the smart thing to do is to talk about your match. Now you’ve got three other guys here giving their opinions, and you pick things out of what they’re saying, ‘Oh yeah, that would work there, oh that could make that better,’ so you’re getting four minds instead of one. Occasionally, there’d be an argument, and on occasion some guys got outside the car and fought over what they thought.” One person that Roberts rode with was The Undertaker, and he made it clear they didn’t argue, as the Phenom “asked a lot of good questions” during their time in the car together.


“Percy [Paul Bearer] at times would say, ‘Jake, what do you think about this,'” Roberts revealed. “He wasn’t asking for himself, he was asking for Mark, which kept Mark from feeling like a mark, cos he was such a colossal sized guy anyway … He always took his gimmick seriously and I give him that, because it was tremendously hard to work that gimmick, you’d think it’d be easy but it wasn’t, to do it right.” That is why Roberts hit him with two DDT’s and delayed the cover during their WrestleMania 8 encounter, as he explained, “that was me taking care of the DDT, it was also me taking care of him.”

Jake Roberts might have been happy about this fact in the end. Regardless, he is in AEW now and that’s what matters.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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