Jake Roberts has given a candid take on steroid use by himself and others in WWE, calling it part of the “healing process” with their brutal schedule.
The trials and tribulations of Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts when it comes to using various substances are well documented. However, he is also considered by many as one of the greatest minds the industry has ever seen.
However, back in his heyday there was a gruelling events schedule for those in WWE and to keep going on the road was tough, especially with either niggling or long-term injuries.
On the most recent edition of his DDT Snake Pit podcast, Jake Roberts opened up on his own use of steroids to help his recovery from injury, and how he feels that their use by others has contributed to them no longer being with us.
Of course it did, and I did. I went on it for a short period, especially after my neck surgery cause I wanted to heal quicker, but in the WWF at the time we were working so hard, seven days a week, twice on Saturday, twice on Sunday. You needed a little bit of steroids to help with the healing process. Now some guys took that and went completely off the charts with it, but that was their choice and you know, so many of those guys are gone now and I’m sure that had something to do with it, whether that was Randy [Savage] or The Road Warriors or Mr. Perfect, right on down the line, man.
You see these guys before and after that stuff and it just blows your mind, you can’t believe it’s the same person.
Jake Roberts has also suffered from a number of health issues this year, however recently made his return to the AEW locker room.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.