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Jake Roberts


Current gimmick: Jake Roberts
Promotion: Freelancer
Age: 58 years
Real name: James Aurelian Smith Jr.
Birthday: 30.05.1955
Birthplace: Gainesville, Texas, USA
Sex: male
Height: 6' 5" (195 cm)
Weight: 260 lbs (118 kg)
Relatives in wrestling: Grizzly Smith (Vater), Rockin' Robin (Halbschwester), Sam Houston (Halbbruder), Cheryl Roberts (Ex-Frau)
Alter egos: Jake Roberts
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Tag Team Wrestler
Road Agent
Interviewer (1986 - 1987)
Beginning of in-ring career: 13.05.1975
In-ring experience: 38 years
Wrestling style: Allrounder
Nickname(s): "The Snake"
Trademark holds: DDT, Short-Arm Clothesline, Sleeper Hold, Gutbuster, Knee Lift
Jake Roberts
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- bestritt 1979 für die Stampede Promotion das vermutlich erste Ladder Match der Geschichte gegen Big Daddy Ritter/ Junkyard Dog
- Erfinder des DDT, was laut eigener Aussage für "Demonic Death Trap" steht
- galt als einer der charismatischsten Wrestler seiner Zeit und Experte in Sachen Ringpsychologie
- hatte seit Mitte der Achtziger viele Jahre schwere Alkohol- und Drogen Probleme
- ehemaliger WWF-Booker (steckte hinter dem "Pillman-Austin-Schusswaffen-Angle")
- eröffnete am 31. Oktober 2003 eine Wrestlingschule im englischen Portsmouth
- war ein integraler Bestandteil der Wrestling-Dokumentation "Beyond The Mat" (2000)
- zog 2013 bei Diamond Dallas Page ein und überwand mit dessen Hilfe sein Alkohol-Problem
# Date Promotion Title Type Forum
1 20.01.2013, 22:43 World Wrestling Entertainment WWE: Mögliche Namen für das Royal Rumble Match und die Hall Of Fame Gerüchte Discussion
2 29.01.2011, 15:35 Pro Wrestling Guerrilla Jake Roberts gibt sein Abschiedsmatch bei WrestleReunion Neuigkeiten Discussion
3 29.02.2008, 22:01 World Wrestling Entertainment WWE: Jake Roberts in die Hall Of Fame? Gerüchte
Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Yoyo wrote on 08.01.2014:
[9.0] "Great presence, character and psychology, an awesome finisher and unique promos; a motivated Snake was quite the show stealer. I'm only giving him a 9 because he didn't take full advantage of all his potential. Glad to see him back and in great shape on this year's first RAW."
wweFan Finland99 wrote on 05.08.2013:
[9.0] "good wrestling ability, great gimmick, one of the best on the mic, but personal demons really slowed him down, didnt need a title around his waist great feuds especially against rick rude"
Lecter wrote on 06.06.2013:
[8.0] "His demons did a good job of tainting his career, and his in-ring work was never stellar, but there's no denying that Roberts is one of the most well spoken wrestlers in history, with a chilling delivery to go with it."
Leone wrote on 16.05.2013:
[9.0] "Jake The Snake Roberts was a very good wrestler, but he wasn't especially skilled in any particular style of wrestling, just a very good in ring storyteller who didn't need to show off his athleticism to get over, and made the DDT a very threatening move. Jake's greatest strength came from his incredible character and charisma. "The Snake" was without a doubt 1 of the darkest characters in the 1980s, along with Kevin Sullivan. During a time when heels were either foreigners or "better than everybody else", Jake's character was a poetic darkness - the type of presence that was seen in Raven in the 1990s and Dean Ambrose today, which remains influential."

Current Total Rating
Valid Votes: 168
Number of comments: 77
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Average Rating: 7.63
Average in 2014: 8.10
Average in 2013: 7.91
Average in 2012: 8.00
Average in 2011: 7.83
Average in 2010: 7.31
Average in 2009: 7.75
Average in 2008: 7.63
Average in 2007: 7.48

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