Jake Roberts On Dean Ambrose Winning WWE Title, His Sobriety & More

Posted by Matt Boone June 26, 2016 2 Comments

WWE Hall Of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts recently spoke with FOX Sports to promote his new documentary, “The Resurrection of Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts.” Below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On being sober:

“I feel fabulous. I’ve got almost five years sober, I’m clean now, the world is beautiful, my family loves me to death, my grandkids has the coolest grandpa ever (and I am; I’d go vote on that). Everything’s wonderful.”

On the feedback he has received regarding the “Resurrection of ” documentary:

“The feedback from the movie is awesome, I’m now on the road doing comedy, I’m going into bars and speaking in bars and watching people push their drink back because I’m hitting home on them. We’ve been able to help a few people on their way to sobriety. We pull people out the bar scene, sit down with them and have a serious talk about addiction. It’s awesome. That’s what I’m here for. These are my people, man. These are the ones I was supposed to be here for.”

On never holding a title in WWE:

“I feel like I never had a belt because I simply didn’t need it. I kind of walked my own walk, did my own talk, and it wasn’t something I needed to show up my Hall of Fame career. I was usually in different cities than [Hulk] Hogan was.

“They can explain it better than I can. I think I would have been a great champion, I think I could have put rear ends in seats, I think they could have done a lot worse than having me as a champion. You know, it’s alright with me. It doesn’t take away the sweetness. It really doesn’t.”

On Dean Ambrose winning the WWE title:

“Kudos to him, or anybody who wins that title. I never won it, which I didn’t get any opportunities for either, that’s the reason I never won it. It is what it is. But, I love being compared to world champions, so go right ahead.”

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