WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts has been part of the AEW since 2020. Before that, Roberts established himself as a huge name in WWE. His cerebral style of promos struck fear into the hearts of his opponents. Roberts is known for his controversial takes on pro wrestling and it appears Roberts believes pro wrestlers fail if they change their characters.

Jake Roberts worked in WWE for many years and knows how Vince McMahon functions. Roberts even blasted Vince McMahon previously for humiliating people in WWE. That being said, Roberts has many interesting stories to tell fans from his days as a pro wrestler.

The WWE Hall Of Famer has competed against numerous top talent over the course of his career and he is well aware of what is necessary in order to become a successful pro wrestler.

While speaking on his Snake Pit podcast, Jake Roberts talked about what makes a pro wrestler successful. Roberts made it clear that he believes pro wrestlers will fail if they change their characters.


“You never change the character. Guys that change their character fail. If you watch Lex Luger … when he was a heel, he was awesome. When he turned babyface he was a marshmallow. He couldn’t do the sh** that made him famous.”

Many people will disagree with what Jake Roberts said as the likes of John Cena, Chris Jericho, Matt Hardy and many more reached incredible heights only after they changed gimmicks. Jake Roberts also believes modern pro wrestling took out big tradition that used to be the norm back in the day. Regardless, Roberts is entitled to his own opinion and that’s all that matters.

What’s your opinion on what Jake Roberts said? Do you agree with him? Let us know in the comments!

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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