Jake Roberts

(Aurelian Jake Smith Jr.)

Jake Roberts
Jake Roberts
  • Born: May 30, 1955
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Celebrity

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Aurelian Jake Smith Jr., better known by the ring name Jake "The Snake" Roberts, is an American actor and professional wrestler. Roberts is best known for his two stints in the World Wrestling Federation (later called WWE); the first between 1986 and 1992, and the second between 1995 and 1997. He wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, World Championship Wrestling in 1992, and the Mexico-based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración between 1993 and 1994 and again in 1997. He appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1997 and made appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2006 through 2008.

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A child's hope is that your father comes riding in on that white stallion and saves them. You can't make somebody love you the way you want them to love you, it's not a Leave it to Beaver type world. This isn't television. Life's a lot more cruel than that. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Hope
As good as I was at wrestling, I never thought I was any good.
Diamond Dallas saved my life. He didn't have to, but that's the kind of guy he is. He's helped so many people with his DDP Yoga. It's just incredible with the lives he's changing, the lives he's affecting. I am so honored to be part of that. Life
Every moment is an experience.
I did it the stupid way, through trial and error.
I just enjoy being around fans, man.
I still enjoy performing, whether it's in front of two people or 2,000 people, but it's not fun once you leave the big show.
I went through a lot in my life that scarred me pretty good. I built a wall around myself to the point where nobody knew what was really going on inside of me, including myself. Life
I went to visit my father to tell him that I was going to go to college and become an architect - that was my dream. I was like, yeah I graduated from school, but it's not like you showed up for that. But all he was worried about is whether or not I wanted money from him. Money, Coins & Minting
If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.
I'm not really into religion, OK. I saw a lot of things I did not like when I got into organized religion. I think a lot of people abuse it, I think a lot of people use it, I think a lot of people make it what they want. And me, my faith and my relationship with God is very personal. And it's not anybody's damn business how we talk. Religion & God ;Business, Commerce & Finance
I'm still stupid. I still do what I'm not supposed to do. Are you serious? I'm Jake 'The Snake,' man. I never claimed to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.
It's the sad thing about entertainment, it's not always about who is the best.
It's the sad thing about entertainment: it's not always about who is the best. Jake The Snake had a horrible time playing politics. I never had a belt; didn't need one. They tried to put me against Hogan twice, but when the people chanted for me, when they chanted for the DDT, that was the end of that. They couldn't ruin their marketing. Time ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Jake Roberts has a hard enough time being Jake Roberts. The truth is a brutal thing, I just hope that the kids take the time to learn about each of the wrestlers in the game, and if the kids can learn from our mistakes, that would make me a happy man. Truth ;Time ;Hope
Miserable is a good thing, though. If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.
My dream is to leave this business on my own terms, and if it were my terms, I would love to do the Royal Rumble. I would love to do Wrestle Mania in New Orleans, because I had so many matches there over the years working for Mid-South. I was in the ring with Muhammad Ali in the Superdome. To close it there would be great. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Business, Commerce & Finance
My relationship with God has gotten better and stronger for the simple fact that I understand it a lot better. You know, to me, God's my best friend. Religion & God
Speak from your heart, not your head. You speak from your head, you can wind up getting yourself in a lot of crap. You speak from your heart, I think you're pretty safe.
The snake will always bite back.
There is this great, great wrestler, who never really got an opportunity to be a star, named Len Denton: he was a masked guy called The Grappler. He was one of my favorite guys to ever wrestle, and it was just a tremendous pleasure to step in the ring with him.
To be allowed to come back to WWE is the greatest gift that's ever been given to me. Back in the day, I never appreciated what WWE had given me, because I was in too much disarray and too confused about my own life. I let opportunities foolishly slip through my hands. Life
When you screw up in the ring, it's so embarrassing. But the fans don't know you screwed up unless you act like you just made a mistake.
You can't live for a moment that may not happen. You need to live in the moment.
You know what, when you screw up in the ring, it's so embarrassing.

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