WWE Hall Of Famer Was A “Bully” – Jake Roberts

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Jake Roberts enjoyed huge success during his time in WWE but whilst discussing his career, the master of the DDT has named one Hall of Famer as a “bully”.

During his first spell in WWE, between 1986 to 1992, Jake “The Snake” Roberts became a household name. The star entertained fans with his intense persona, in-ring psychology, delivering knock-out DDTs, and releasing his pet python Damien onto his opponents.

After losing to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 8, Roberts left the company due to a falling out with Vince McMahon over not being offered a role in the writing team. Roberts would return to WWE in 1996 during the Royal Rumble match and would later go on to battle against Steve Austin in the final of that year’s King of The Ring.

During an “Ask Jake Anything” episode of The Snake Pit, Roberts was asked if he has any legitimate heat with other Superstars.

Roberts shared that during his Royal Rumble return, Vader broke his sternum, which led to him demanding never to work with the monster heel again.

The Hall of Famer would go on to call Vader a bully and discuss how Shawn Michaels was among those who had issues with the former WCW Champion.

“Vader was one. Vader was a bully.”

“He would pull s*** when he knew he could pull s***. I believe Shawn Michaels and him had a little problem too.”

Continuing on Roberts explained how after a WWE Championship match between Shawn Michaels and Vader, HBK threatened to ensure Vader’s run as the top heel would be over.

After being asked if he had any dealings with Michaels during this time, Roberts admitted that the pair “avoided each other.”

Jake Roberts’ Character Inspired Legendary Steve Austin Promo

Jake Roberts returned to WWE in 1996 as a born again-Christian, quoting Bible passages. This character inspired one of the most famous promos and hottest-selling t-shirts in WWE history.

Steve Austin defeated Jake Roberts to become King of the Ring and after his crowning victory, Austin would go on to cut a promo that would start a craze.

You sit there and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn’t get you anywhere. Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16… Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!

The day after Steve Austin had uttered the words Austin 3:16, fans had banners inside Monday Night Raw, and one of the most popular sayings and t-shirts was born.

H/t to WrestlingInc