Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Jake "The Snake" Roberts Hasbro action figure

Name: Jake "The Snake" Roberts.

Series: 1

Year: 1990

Approximate market price: $5 to $20

Accessories: Comes with his snake Damien

Special move: Python Punch

Description: Green pants with brown boots. Damien is also brown with some dark brown/black spots.

Career: Born Aurelian Smith Jr. in Texas, Jake Roberts' father also was a wrestler. His wrestling career began in 1974 and he spent some time in Mid South Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling, National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and World Wide Championship Wrestling. Jake achieved worldwide fame mainly because of the time he spend in the World Wrestling federation from 1986 to 1982 and from 1996 to 1997. Jake had an immense amount of charisma and used ring psychology almost perfectly. As a result, fans were glued to the screen whenever he would wrestle fellow WWF superstars "Ravishing" Rick Rude, Andre the Giant, Earthquake, The Undertaker, Rick Martel, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, etc.

During his second stint in the WWF, Roberts was part of the birth of a phenomenon. Indeed, in the 1996 King of the Ring finals, Steve Austin defeated Jake and gave his famous Austin 3:16 speech that started the "Stone Cold" Steve Austin era.

After 1997, Jake Roberts wasn't seen often in mainstream wrestling federations. In December 2007, Roberts entered a rehab program paid by World Wrestling Entertainment. He was apparently doing well until an Ohio wrestling show on September 12, 2008 where Jake didn't seem sober and wasn't able to work his scheduled match. However, rumors say that Jake may have been drugged by someone.

Thanks for reading this Jake "The Snake" Roberts Hasbro WWF action figure profile!

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