The Undertaker Credits Jake Roberts' Genius

Wrestling legends often share wisdom that shapes the industry.

by Noman Rasool
The Undertaker Credits Jake Roberts' Genius

In the illustrious realm of professional wrestling, few names resonate as profoundly as The Undertaker, a figure synonymous with dedication, skill, and an unparalleled in-ring persona. However, even legends have their mentors, and for The Undertaker, one such guiding force was none other than Jake "The Snake" Roberts, a current personality in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and a revered WWE Hall of Famer.

During an enlightening session on his podcast "Six Feet Under," The Undertaker, also known as Mark Calaway, delved into his early days in the wrestling industry, specifically his time spent learning under the tutelage of Jake Roberts.

This period proved instrumental in shaping the character that would captivate millions around the globe. "Traveling with Jake was like attending a master class in wrestling psychology and character development," Undertaker reminisced.

"Despite picking up a few bad habits, the wisdom he imparted was invaluable. Roberts was a wrestling genius, whose insights into the business were nothing short of revolutionary."

Roberts' Enduring Wisdom

One particularly memorable piece of advice that Roberts offered was the importance of always carrying a tape recorder.

This, Roberts argued, was crucial for capturing fleeting moments of inspiration, ensuring that no potential idea for character development or storyline progression was lost to the ether. Furthermore, Roberts had a significant impact on how The Undertaker approached his now-iconic entrance.

"He taught me that the match begins the moment you step through that curtain, not when the bell rings," The Undertaker revealed, highlighting the psychological aspect of wrestling that Roberts so masterfully understood. Their paths crossed many times within WWE, culminating in a legendary encounter at WrestleMania VIII in 1992.

This match not only showcased their profound respect for each other but also marked a significant moment in The Undertaker's storied WrestleMania streak. Through sharing these experiences, The Undertaker pays homage to Jake "The Snake" Roberts, acknowledging the indelible mark he left on his career and the wrestling world at large.

This mentor-mentee relationship underscores the deep-seated traditions of learning and evolution within the wrestling community, illustrating how the torch is passed from one generation to the next.

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