Jake Roberts On Wrestlers Today Not Developing Their Characters, If He Would Work For WWE Backstage

The Canton Rep has a new interview with WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who was promoting his upcoming "Unspoken Word Tour" at the Cleveland Improv on Sept. 27. Below are a couple of highlights:

Characters today vs. the 80s:

"The difference is simple. These guys don't have the time to learn their craft or to develop their character. You don't make a character in 15 minutes or six months or a year. Let's face facts. Nobody's getting time to learn this stuff. They're getting put out in the ring expected to perform, and they can't cut interviews, they can't even think. That's the issue."

If he would work for WWE again in a managing or advisory role:

"I'm not gonna close the door on it, because I love wrestling so much. I would love to have more input in what's going on, but I don't know if that would be the best thing for me. I'm so stuck in my ways, and I'm so hard-edged in believing my way is the only way, and it would probably get me in trouble. The most important thing in my life is my grandchildren and my sobriety and doing this 'Unspoken Word' tour. I really enjoy it. I get to meet up with so many people and talk to them and entertain them, and be a part of their lives. I don't think me going back to the WWE would be a great thing, but I won't shut the door on it, because I love it so much."

Roberts also discussed his upcoming show, working with Andre the Giant and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.

Source: Canton Rep


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