Roberts talked about how he got into AEW, managing Lance Archer, how Diamond Dallas Page saved his life, beating addiction, his favorite promo of all-time, his new book, crazy snake stories and more.
Jake Roberts was asked how he got into AEW: “They called me with the idea of being paired up with Lance Archer. They asked if I was interested and I said, well, sure. They wanted me for 10 weeks and after that 10 weeks were up, they said, please stay. It was great timing because had the Virus not been going on, I would have been out doing my shows all the time and I would not have had time to do this.”
Jake talked about the talent today not having the ability to get over: “The talent today, they don’t know how to get over. Wrestling today is all for the visual. In my day, it wasn’t. It was through the heart. It was emotional. I wanted to hook you up emotionally. The difference is the visual lasts a split second and then the brain wants something fresh. But emotionally, if I hook you one time, I got you for the rest of your life.”
Jake was asked where the idea for the DDT came about: “It was an accident. A guy stepped on my foot, we fell backwards and it was born. I got up one morning to eat breakfast and got a newspaper from the USA Today and it said the U.S. government outlaws DDT. It was a name of a poison that we used to use on crops that was getting in our food chain. It was really bad stuff. I heard that and thought, that works.”
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