One AEW star is a huge fan of wrestling legend Jake Roberts.
Since launching in 2019, AEW has become home to several legends, giving them a chance to enjoy a career Indian Summer in a variety of roles. While Sting has grabbed the headlines, veterans such as Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Ricky Steamboat, and more have all played their part.
Meanwhile, the likes of Chris Jericho, Adam Copeland, Bryan Danielson, and Christian Cage have all headed to the promotion to enjoy some late-career success in the ring.
One of the first WWE Hall of Famers to get involved was Jake Roberts, who appeared in a promo in 2019, before featuring on-screen in 2020. Since then, Roberts has managed Lance Archer as well as working on AEW community outreach programs.
One man who’s previously clashed with Archer is Orange Cassidy — who it seems is also a huge fan of “Jake The Snake.”
Appearing on Under The Ring, Cassidy revealed — perhaps surprisingly — that he regularly speaks to Roberts to get advice.
“I have talked to Jake a lot. He is very, very helpful, and he actually gave me a couple of moves, but then Lance found out about us and Lance beat the hell out of me,” Cassidy joked.
“Jake is — the way he would talk in front of the camera, the way he would move in the ring was so unique. You can’t think of anybody else that did it that way. So, I don’t think I lifted anything of what he did, but I definitely understood what it took to stand out.”
Cassidy went on to call Roberts one of the most underrated wrestlers in history.
“Even now, Jake is cutting promos while walking to the ring that are 20 seconds long, and every single word is so impactful. I mean, we all know Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, but to me, he’s one of the most underrated wrestlers in professional wrestling.”
Jake Roberts Gets Two New Clients
After Lance Archer was defeated by Darby Allin on the November 4th episode of Collision, Jake Roberts unveiled two new associates.
Following the match, the legend joined forces with The Righteous. Roberts, Dutch, and Vincent caused enough of a distraction to allow Archer to get back to his feet and take out Darby Allin with The Blackout.
H/t to Fightful