Throughout the history of WWF/E, several Superstars have gone into conflict with the company's Chairman, Vince McMahon, for some important ideas that the federation patron had imposed on them, without the consent of the aforementioned athletes.
One of the most sensational events of this kind is certainly the Montreal Screwjob, with which Vince McMahon snatched the title of a heavyweight champion from Bret Hart, in the 1997 edition of Survivor Series, with The Hitman who was offended and infuriated for this thing for more than 10 years, in which he worked for several companies, including WCW.
Apparently, however, Vince McMahon is said to have the vice of infuriating his employees, with quite controversial booking choices. One such wrestler during his WWE ring career was also Hall of Famer, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, currently serving at AEW.
In his latest interview with Inside The Ropes, in the chat with Gary Cassidy, WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts wanted to tell about his match at Summerslam 1996, when Vince decided to disclose the athlete's alcohol problems, without asking his consent to the matter.
WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts shoots over questionable storyline
In the interview with Roberts, the manager of Lance Archer, in fact revealed: "Well, I thought it was a horrible thing to ask for McMahon. He was unfair, disrespectful and felt absolutely nothing but the fact that Vince McMahon is a bitch, definitely.
Lawler is in the same boat. Both great steals." In his short interview, Jake 'The Snake' brought to mind one of the most famous angles of that edition of Summerslam, where Jerry Lawler ridiculed Jake by pulling out a bottle of whiskey after their match, highlighting the problems.
related to alcohol of the athlete, in that period in one of the worst forms of his career. Fortunately, since 2015, Jake Roberts has no longer touched any type of alcohol, remaining sober and in a fairly stable physical situation, despite the lung problems that have plagued him for some time.
Roberts has had a well-documented history battling addiction throughout his life. His issues were documented in the movie "Beyond The Mat" and other documentaries produced over the years. The storyline didn't help matters, and Roberts suffered for many years afterward.
Despite WWE sending Roberts to rehab on three separate occasions, nothing stuck, and he continued to fall back into his addiction habits. Luckily, Diamond Dallas Page stepped in to help save Roberts' life, as seen in the documentary "The Resurrection of Jake the Snake"
It took many years, but it eventually resulted in Roberts getting clean and being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.