Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts has revealed how he argued with Vince McMahon and convinced the WWE CEO to change his mind over one of the most iconic moments of the WWF legend’s career.
Roberts said the idea was brought up, but that Vince McMahon originally wanted Earthquake to do the damage behind Roberts’ back – something he felt very strongly about.
“Well, that was an idea that was brought up and we went with it and the only thing that I called attention to was, Vince wanted it to happen where and I didn’t see Earthquake do the damage to Damien, but I argued with him on that and said it’s more important this guy ties me to the ropes, and this guy to show me what he’s doing. Because that’s really evil.”
Jake The Snake would say his reasoning was that people would be able to relate to the helplessness portrayed by him while being trapped in the ropes, before saying he got a hard time from a well-known animal welfare charity, the RSPCA.
“That really shows a lot of strong hate, man. For anybody, you’re caught in that position of being tied in the ropes, you can’t do a damn thing about what’s going on… It really gets to people and that got a lot of people. RSPCA gave me a hard time!”
You can check out our full interview with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts here.