WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts recently added his voice to the chorus of jests and memes surrounding WWE Chairman Vince McMahon's distinctive mustache, which has garnered much attention on social media in recent times.
On a recent episode of "The Snake Pit," Roberts was prompted to recall the most embarrassing moment he'd witnessed in the wrestling business, and his response was as unexpected as it was humorous.
Vince's Memorable Mustache
"It's Vince's mustache," Roberts quipped, drawing laughter from his podcast co-host and fans alike.
"That thing is brutal. He's dyed his hair dark black; he looks like some cartoon character." In an amusing comparison, Roberts concurred with his co-host's observation that McMahon, sporting his petite mustache, bears a resemblance to a frozen rendition of Walt Disney.
In the past, others in the wrestling community have drawn parallels between McMahon's new look and Gomez Addams, the iconic character from "The Addams Family" franchise. The discussion about McMahon's mustache took an unexpected turn when Roberts was asked to recount the most embarrassing creative or storyline he'd ever received during his tenure with WWE.
Roberts harked back to the moment of serendipity when he inadvertently created his legendary finishing move, the DDT, while facing off against "The Grappler" Len Denton. "When The Grappler went to push me in the corner, he stepped on my foot, and that's when we invented the DDT.
That was my most embarrassing moment," Roberts confessed. In his retelling, Roberts and Denton tumbled backward as Roberts locked him in a routine front facelock. Denton's accidental footstep on Roberts' foot sent him crashing onto his face, leading to the spontaneous creation of the DDT.
Despite his initial embarrassment over the botched move, Roberts expressed equal delight that this mishap had given rise to one of the most iconic finishers in wrestling history. Jake Roberts' humorous take on Vince McMahon's mustache and the anecdote behind the birth of the DDT offers a lighthearted glimpse into the world of professional wrestling.
While McMahon's mustache continues to spark laughter and memes, Roberts' contribution to the wrestling lexicon with the DDT remains an enduring legacy in the sport's history.