Jake Roberts

Jake The Snake Roberts is a former American professional wrestler. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling, where he serves as Lance Archer's on-screen manager.

He made his debut in 1974 in the Mid-South Wrestling Association, then part of the National Wrestling Alliance circuit. In 1986 he joined the World Wrestling Federation and participated in WrestleMania II, where he defeated George Wells with a lightning DDT. Although he did not win any WWF titles, Roberts was still feuded with wrestlers such as Ricky The Dragon Steamboat, Macho Man Randy Savage, The Honky Tonk Man, André the Giant, Ted DiBiase and The Undertaker.

Roberts owes the nickname Snake to the fact that he used to carry a snake with him during matches and backstage; the most famous of his companions was certainly the python Damien. This peculiarity, together with his great charisma, made him one of the most well-known heels in the history of the WWF, serving as an example for later generations of wrestlers not only for the action in the ring, but also for the segments and interviews with the famous Snake Pit.

He is the inventor of the technique known as DDT, used as a finishing move. The name refers to the homonymous insecticide, to underline its danger and speed of use, but it is at the same time the acronym of Damien's Dinner Time.

After a long period away from the ring, mainly due to alcohol and drug abuse, he decided to undergo the fourteen-week rehabilitation treatment paid for by WWE in December 2007. He announced his retirement on August 22, 2010, during a one-day event. independent federation in the New York territory, and on April 5, 2014 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The rehab period was depicted in the documentary The Resurrection of Jake the Snake.