Jake Roberts On New A&E Documentary – “It Tells The Whole Story”

Jake Roberts takes the mic

Jake Roberts has given his thoughts on the upcoming A&E documentary about his life and career as a pro wrestler.

It has been a very interesting journey as a pro wrestler for the legendary Jake “The Snake” Roberts. The 2014 WWE Hall of Famer who currently works for All Elite Wrestling was a big part of WWE’s growth in the 1980s and into the early 1990s.

Whether he was an evil heel that scared people watching at home or a good guy that hit a DDT to pop the crowd, Jake Roberts truly is a wrestling legend. Jake also hasn’t been shy about talking about his problems with drugs and alcohol for the majority of his adult life.

For the past few years, A&E television and WWE have worked together to produce some incredible Biograpy shows about WWE Legends. Last week, the New World Order was the subject and this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET it’s is time for Jake Roberts to tell his story.

In an article by The Ringer, Jake Roberts said that the A&E documentary did a great job of telling his story while also commenting that sometimes documentaries ignore things from people’s lives.

“Doing this thing and having it come out so well, I think that I’ve finally had the one happen that really tells the whole story. It’s not pretty. It’s got some rough, nasty edges to taste, but it was life and it was the truth. I didn’t candy coat anything. I’m sick and tired of seeing these docs where these guys go out and put on and never have a f**king problem and never did things. Are you f**king kidding me? I was there. I watched your dumb ass!”

When it comes to his sobriety, Jake Roberts said he enjoys who he is today and he won’t pick up drinking alcohol again.

“It’s real simple. I became a man. Each day that I stay sober is another victory for me. Believe me when I say there ain’t no way in hell I’m picking up again. I enjoy who I am today. I like waking up and looking in the mirror and saying, ‘Hey, dude, you’re a bad son of a bitch, man, come on, let’s kick some more ass.’ And I like being able to pick up the phone and not worry about what’s going to be said on the other end. ‘Like, Jake, you f**ked up last night. What the f**k are you doing?’”

“Man, I’m glad that s**t is over. Are you kidding me? I’m glad that I could remember what I did yesterday. I may not remember what I had for breakfast, but I know that I ate. It was all good. So where I’m at today, man, I’m walking tall and kicking ass and taking names.”

Here’s a video of Jake and others talking about his signature DDT move and how he came up with it.