Legend Jake Roberts seeks fan support for surgery
struggling former WWE superstar Jake "The Snake" Roberts
recently created an IndieGogo
raise money for much needed shoulder surgery.
(aged 57) has to date lost 60 pounds in excess weight and been sober
for over 75 days, the longest stretch in over a decade, but his
shoulder injury is getting in the way of his new exercise regimen.
recently agreed to work with former WCW and WWE wrestler Diamond
Dallas Page and vowed to get himself back into shape. With decades of
abuse to his body (through drug and alcohol dependency), this is a
brand new 'Snake' and one that many fans would love to see appear in
the ring one more time.
amount needed for surgery and rehab is $9,200. A figure that the
grappler cannot cover at present.
his peak Roberts was not only a genuine talent, but also the master
of in-ring psychology and the art of the killer promo. His subsequent
fall from grace has been painful to witness for fans across the
globe. His appearance on the documentary Beyond The Mat highlighted
just how far the legend had fallen.
years have seen him no show indie events and cause promoters much
grief along the way.
offer of help has been welcomed by not only Jake and his family, but
also the loyal fan base who still adore the man who made the DDT a
wonderfully brutal finishing move. His legacy will live on forever,
but perhaps this is Jake's chance to shine one more time and finally
net himself that elusive WWE Hall of Fame nod.
wishing to make a donation can learn more here.
for supporting this worthy cause include a signed photograph, a
personal phone call from Jake, signed tee shirts, dvds, training
advice and even an 'accountability crib' experience with Roberts and