All posts tagged: jake the snake roberts

The comeback of Jake “The Snake” Roberts

Perhaps one of the most famous wrestlers of all time, Jake “The Snake” Roberts is currently in the hospital recovering after a serious bout of pneumonia. This health scare came after Jake had possibly the greatest comeback in wrestling history. No, he hasn’t wrestled in years and might not ever again. Jake’s comeback has been a personal one. After years of being in the spotlight, Jake developed a serious addiction to alcohol and hard drugs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts had a pretty messed up childhood. I’m not going to get into it, but it was….shall we say f**ked up. He was able to overcome those early childhood events and turn that into some serious acting skills. Jake started wrestling in the 70s and hit his popularity in the late 80s/early 90s with the World Wrestling Federation. He was known for being one of the best psychologist and talkers in the industry. Jake would appear and disappear from the spotlight many times throughout the 90s. In the 2000s, Jake wasn’t much around. The last memory anyone …

Pure Arrogance: The Model Rick Martel

Rick Martel was a Canadian pro wrestler who had a pretty lengthy career which included tag team and heavyweight championship reigns in the 1980’s. But he is most known for his character in the World Wrestling Federation, “The Model”. The Model was extremely arrogant… so arrogant that he had his own cologne line called arrogance. Of course this wasn’t available for purchase and strictly for WWF storylines. He would come to ring with his soap opera like music, giant buttons informing you that he was a model and a giant atomizer of cologne that he would spray on his opponents. Who could forget when he sprayed Jake “The Snake” Roberts, blinded him for a period which lead to their awful Blind Fold Match at WrestleMania 7.