Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts has opened up about the depreciation of the DDT since his invention and innovation of the move.
While speaking with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, Roberts was asked whether the move being used so often – and not as a finisher – diminishes his use of it, or whether it actually does the opposite and emphasises that no-one else does it like him.
Roberts would say he thinks the guys have “messed up” by using it as a high spot, as it shows they aren’t as good as him, saying the move, which he created, serves as a constant reminder of his legacy.
“Well, you know, the guys have really messed up with using it as a high spot just to show all the fans that they’re not as good as I was. So, every time they use it, it reminds people how good I was. So I think it was pretty funny.
Roberts would digress and say the DDT isn’t the only thing in wrestling which isn’t used properly, but says AEW is “trying to do things differently” and that he’s had meetings with the powers that be, stating that they’re trying to change professional wrestling for the better.
“You know, today they just… They don’t use a lot of things properly and it’s sad but hopefully AEW is trying to do some things a little differently, I know I’ve met some people there and they’re trying to change the way things are done in the ring, so we’ll have to wait and see. Good wrestling may be coming.”
The wrestling legend also teased that he’ll be around for a long time, giving a positive update on his health and teasing an in-ring return, before praising the likes of Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin for their character work in AEW.
You can check out our full interview with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts here.