Skip to comments.The resurrection of Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Posted on 07/26/2013 7:16:00 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
SMYRNA, Ga. In the tiny second-floor bedroom, there's a pile of Jake "The Snake" Roberts action figures on a table, plastic muscles ripped and bulging, snarls on tiny faces. Above them, on the wall, are signed comic-book-style cartoons of Jake The Snake fighting atop the Empire State Building and deep in the heart of the jungle. All around the room are photographs of Jake The Snake wrestling in some of the world's largest arenas against fellow iconic wrestlers.
It'd be a hell of a tribute to the man, were it not for Jake the Snake himself writhing in the bed in the center of the room.
It's a summer morning outside Atlanta. Jake Roberts, unshaven, his long hair matted, is lying in the bed, devastated, alone. He'd been clean and sober for eight months, drying out and cleaning out and trying to resurrect his life and his career. But he's just fallen.
Two airline bottles of vodka. That's all it was; that's all it took.
(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...
"And that's a good thing!"
He had a huge crack problem as well as alcohol.
Jake "The Snake" Plummer
Just any reason at all....:)
Classic commentary by the future governor of Minnesota - (who should have struck to what he did best, in a feather boa.)
That was great!
Man! Those hugely-muscled men really don’t respect a skinny little Alice very much, do they...
Doesn’t matter. It’s easy to see that if they actually do land a punch, it’s an accident.
Thank you for the link
Jake’s Youtube videos kinda took a “I got this” flavor after a while. That’s the first sign that a fall is going to happen. Anytime you believe your own hype, you are in trouble.
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