Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts has remembered the difficulties of sharing hotel rooms with the snakes he would befriend and utilise against his opponents.
“You can’t really get used to them, you know, they don’t have much of a personality, you know. They really give you a hard time, in a hotel room, they really didn’t like hotel rooms. They destroy rooms.”
Roberts would also recall how he played chicken with cobras, putting his hand out and pulling it away before the snakes could strike.
“I played chicken with the cobra because I knew that I could beat it, you know. The only time it got me was when the phone would ring or something and I’d forget what I was doing, turn my attention to the phone and then he would get me, but he doesn’t have fangs, he has teeth, so it didn’t really hurt that bad – so it was fun, man.”
You can check out our full interview with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts here.