Jake Roberts was one of the most well-known wrestlers of his time. He was also one of the best promo cutters according to many wrestling journalists. Jake was recently on the Talk Is Jericho podcast, where he spoke about The Kliq running the wrestling business into the ground.
Jake is also a former WWE writer. He also spoke about being a WWE writer in the 90s. During that time, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart did not get along with each other at all. Jake actually suggested Vince McMahon fire them both at the time, as they were taking a lot of the WWE Chairman’s time.
Vince would spend hours talking to them on phone just to get them to work a match.
Jake Roberts Talks About The Kliq Destroying the Wrestling Business
“I used to have to sit when we were writing television when Shawn and Bret were throwing their pissy fights against each other.
We would be trying to write television, and Vince would get on the phone for three hours with those two cats. Trying to get them to wrestle each other,” he said. “I said, ‘Vince, what are you doing? Fire the mother****ers, man, tell them to hit the f***ing road.’” Jake then spoke about The Kliq which was the team of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Shawn Michaels and Triple H.
The group has been extremely controversial over the years. According to Jake, the Kliq was responsible for driving the business into the ground at that time. “When he brought me back in ‘96 he told me, ‘Jake, look around and see where you think the problem is.’ I said, ‘it’s real simple, man, the inmates are running the asylum, The Kliq.’ The Kliq nearly killed the business,” he said.
“Everybody says how great they were, well let me tell you something, they drove it to the ground, whatever”. Jake was not been on any TV Show for a very long time. Jake made his return to TV for All Elite Wrestling.
He was well-known for being the manager of Lance Archer, who is currently being pushed by AEW. Jake still works for AEW, although he hasn’t been seen on TV as prominently as he was when he first joined the company in 2019.
Jake Roberts’ first important appearance in AEW came when he came to the ring to pop talk Cody Rhodes nearly 2 years ago.