Jake Roberts was concerned in a controversial storyline with fellow WWE Corridor of Famer Jerry Lawler within the WWE again in 1996. It noticed Lawler go after and mock Roberts’ points with alcoholism.
It’s no secret that Roberts has battled demons for almost all of his life. On the SummerSlam pay-per-view occasion that yr, Lawler force-fed Roberts with a bottle of bourbon after a match.
The WWE Corridor of Famer spoke with Gary Cassidy of Inside The Ropes for a brand new interview the place he mirrored on this storyline. He went off on Vince McMahon and Lawler for exploiting his private demons.
“Nicely, I believed it was a horrible factor for McMahon to ask me to do,” stated Roberts. “It was low cost, it was disrespectful, it didn’t show a rattling factor apart from the truth that Vince McMahon’s an a**gap, so there you go. Lawler, he’s in the identical boat. Each a**holes.”
Roberts’ battle with habit was filmed for a documentary, Resurrection of Jake The Snake, in 2015. Luckily, Roberts acquired clear and is now serving because the supervisor for Lance Archer in AEW.
Roberts additionally talked about his addition, enhancing his well being and extra. Take a look at the total interview right here.