WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts spoke with Niagara Frontier Publications to promote his appearance at Niagara Falls Comic Con. Here are the highlights.
On being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“It’s something that I didn’t think was ever going happen, because of some of the things I’ve done outside the ring. And for the McMahon family and WWE Nation to forgive me for those things, and to look past them, and to induct me, was an awesome, awesome moment. And to have some of my children there was great, because I was building those relationships again. Trying to get our family back together. It’s something I continue to work on, and it’s going really well. The kids and I have a great time. We’re constantly with each other or around each other; we’re talking to each other. So, that’s a great thing, too, man. My life is just so blessed in the last four years since I got sober.”
On inventing the DDT:
“Yeah, it was an accident. I was in the ring wrestling. I had a front facelock on a guy. He stepped on my feet and we fell backwards. He went on his head. I went on my back. And the fans went “OOOOHH.” I went, “Wait a minute; I’ve got something here.” And I started working on it, and come with it, and named it after the poison that everybody outlawed. I picked up the paper one day, and the front page was “DDT outlawed.” I was like, “Wait a minute. Very cool.” They had … “DDT poison to the brain.” I said, “Way cool.””
Roberts also talked about his career and his mother recently passing away. You can read the entire interview here.