Monday, 29 October 2012
DDP to train Jake Roberts for in ring return
Jake Roberts trains for one last run By Phil Allely In a recent interview with newsday.com former WCW champion and WWE star Diamond Dallas Page told the interviewer how he plans to train former WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts and get him back in shape for one last run. Page has moved the 57 year old Roberts into his Atlanta home and plans to spend 6-8 weeks preparing him for a possible return to the squared circle. Film cameras will be rolling (for a proposed documentary) during this time also. Page will also attempt to school the veteran in using social media to promote himself and to contact his fans. Roberts was at one time one of the top wrestlers in the WWE and is often described as the master of in-ring psychology. His career however never saw him net a WWE title and his personal demons did derail his potential too. Roberts sections of the 1999 'Beyond The Mat' documentary were perhaps the most harrowing of that production (which every Sun Sport fan should view). Roberts was of course given an opportunity to return to the WWE in 1996 and incorporate his new found religious outlook into a storyline. Unfortunately Jake will be mainly remembered as the man who Steve Austin beat in the 1996 King of the Ring PPV and whose beliefs saw the infamous 'Austin 3:16' quote enter WWE folk lore. DDP has become a legend in the world of physical training since he retired form the ring. His yoga regime and techniques have been used by sportsmen and celebrities across the board. If anyone can get 'The Snake' in ring shape it is him. As DDP says in his interview “Bottom line is, everybody wants the comeback story,” Page said. “Everybody wants to see Jake look good, and feel good, and not be a mess anymore. That would be great. I think there are a lot of really positive things that can come out of this if Jake really does it.” Watch this space and your screens for more news on this exciting story.
Posted by Phil Allely Reviews at Monday, October 29, 2012