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On this week's episode of the "DDP Snake Pit" podcast, Jake "The Snake" Roberts talked about the career of The Undertaker and his interactions with him in the early 90s.

Roberts told a story of him in Undertaker when Undertaker first came to the WWF:

Strip joint. Indianapolis. We were driving like hell to get there and you had to make last call. It was just something you had to do. As we're getting closer, he says, ‘Man, you’re really pumped to go. I said, ‘I know this girl there you know and she's quite a performer.’ He said, ‘What do you mean? I said, ‘Well, she doesn't like guys.’ He goes, ‘Oh my God, you're kidding me? That's so weird because I got a chick that doesn't like them either and she's in Indianapolis.’ We drove like hell to get there and were driving 100 miles an hour because we got all these thoughts going through our heads. Shame on you, Jake. We get there and we go. We made it. It's like 20 minutes for the last call. We're looking around. I went, ‘Oh, man. There's my girl.’ Oh, really? Okay. ‘Oh, wait, wait, wait. There's my girl.’ All of a sudden we're both standing in front of the same girl.”

 “He first came to me when he first got there and he said, ‘Jake, I'll be riding with you.’ I’m like, “Well, that's kind of bold. I'm like, ‘Okay, so you want to get underneath the learning tree? I mean, I appreciate you being bold enough to go up and ask me straight out. Hey, man, I'll be glad to share anything I know. ‘He goes, ‘That's great too but I heard you know where all the good strip joints are.’ I said, ‘Worldwide.’ He said, ‘Well, I want to hang with you.’ I said, ‘Let's be honest. You played basketball. You'd probably be better off going and dribbling somewhere in a corner than trying to hang with me because I'll bury your dumbass. You can't hang with me.’ It’s a challenge. I'll meet you one by one. Okay, let's go. So, we did that for about two months, but it was taking a heavy toll on him. I remember going to TV one night and Vince said, ‘Hey Deadman. You don't need to put the paint on tonight. You're looking good enough already. You need to get the hell away from Jake.’ A week or two later, somebody told me and I don't know if it's true or not, well, I do know that it is true, but he had alcohol poisoning. That's when I ended the contest and said,’ Look, man, I cheat. There's no way in hell I'm gonna lose to you because I know there's vitamins that you can take that will keep you going, no matter how much you drink.’ I shared the information with him which wasn't a good thing to do because it was something that was highly addictive, and that was my bad.”

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Jake took credit for mentoring some talent early in their careers:

"Without me, there is no Undertaker. Without me, there is no Steve Austin. I even helped Shawn Michaels as much as I could. Shawn spent some time in my car. I'm the one that came up with the 'Ladies and gentlemen, we have an urgent message. Shawn has left the building', which is so cheap, so fu**ing bullsh*t. You know? But anyway, the Road Warriors would have never happened without me because they were under my tutelage for quite a while. Yeah, they would have made it eventually but they wouldn't know what I've taught him, and I enjoy teaching. I love to create new characters. Oh my god. I had one character I wanted to do for Jim Neidhart and the deal was going to be he's called ‘The Mole’, and what happens is he refuses to come out to the ring till they turn the lights off, because it's too bright. It's much too bright. I can't see. It's too bright. Turn the lights off and I'll come out. Of course, you turn the lights off, he comes out and whacks the fu**ing guy. The lights come back on and he’s beating the sh*t out of the guy. He's the Mole.”

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