WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts recently did an interview with SportsKeeda where he spoke about a wide range of topics.
During the interview, he was asked how he wound up in AEW. He made his promotional debut earlier this month by doing a promo segment with Cody Rhodes where he talked about how his client was coming for the top AEW star.
It was later revealed that his client was Lance Archer. Now, Archer and Rhodes are feuding on television.
It turns out that AEW President Tony Khan was the person who wanted to bring him into the promotion.
“My name kept getting brought up by people, but it was actually [Tony] Khan that said “I want him in here.” That’s quite a compliment there. That’s not the way I expected to be brought in, I expected it to be through Dallas or through Dustin [Rhodes], but it wasn’t, it was Khan who wanted me in there.
He’s the one that initiated the “let’s get him.” I did the little card-dealing gimmick I did for them [at Double Or Nothing], that was just a nice thing to do, where I dealt the cards out for that thing they were doing. But then to get invited to do this angle [with Lance Archer and Cody Rhodes) was much bigger.”
Roberts noted that it’s going to be huge because they haven’t really started it yet and it hasn’t bloomed into what it’s going to be. Roberts expressed his love for the approach of what AEW is doing as he sees it as going back to the old-school way of doing things.
He added that it’s building something instead of doing it the WWE way where they build it the first part of the show and then end it by the end of the show.
Roberts also talked about whether he has been mentoring anyone in the AEW locker room and more in this interview. You can read the entire interview here.