Roberts was born on May 30, 1955, in Gainesville, Texas. His parents were professional wrestlers and he has four brothers and sisters. Roberts was educated at West Texas State University, where he played football.
Roberts began his professional wrestling career in 1975. He wrestled for various promotions throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), Mid-South Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Roberts is a two-time former WWF Intercontinental Champion and a one-time former WWF Tag Team Champion.
Roberts has had several high-profile relationships with other wrestlers and celebrities. He was married to former wrestler Cheryl Roberts from 1984 to 1992. The couple had two children together. Roberts has also been linked to actresses such as Demi Moore and Brooke Shields.
As of 2020, Jake Roberts’ net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
$500 thousand, $500 thousand
Date Of Birth
May 30, 1955, May 30, 1955
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I'm not happy about where I've been, but I'm truly excited about where I'm going.
[describing how he handled dealing with his neck and back injury from the guitar shot he took on The Snake Pit from The Honky Tonk Man] I took so many downers, muscle relaxers, and painkillers to kill the pain, that I had to have something to get me up for the show.
WWE Hall of Famer.
As of January 2007 he was a professional Kingfisher in Gainesville, FL.
Wound up on a painkiller addiction due to a legitimate neck and back injury when Wayne Farris (aka "The Honky Tonk Man") hit him with an un-gimmicked guitar on his interview show "The Snake Pit". Because Roberts couldn't take the time off immediately to get it repaired, he spent about 18 months taking a load of painkillers and muscle relaxers to get to sleep, then taking something else after he woke up to get him ready for a match.
His second wife, Cheryl, became part of a storyline with Rick Rude when she accompanied him on a tour for moral support when he was recovering from alcoholism.
He first wanted to use a real snake when he was with Mid-South Wrestling, and promoter Vince McMahon thought it was a good idea and gave him the go-ahead. However, he was a bit hesitant at first--he eventually learned how to handle snakes and soon had little to no problem with them.
Former Smoky Mountain Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion.
Although he was billed as being from Stone Mountain, Georgia, he was actually born and grew up in Texas.
His signature move, the DDT, was invented by accident. Once during a match in his National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) days, Roberts had his opponent, "The Grappler", in a front face-lock, but was tripped. Roberts' opponent fell on his head, actually knocking him out.
In mid-1981 he and Jay Youngblood teamed up to capture the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles.
His King Cobra actually bit the "Macho Man" Randy Savage. The snake had been de-venomised, though.
He owns his own wrestling promotion in the UK, called Real Stars of Wrestling. This was started in November 2002.
Became NWA (UK) Hammerlock Heavyweight Champion on 20th October 2002 in Maidstone, Kent, England by defeating "Vigilante" Johnny Moss. "Vigilante" Johnny Moss defeated him for the title the next night in Ashford, Kent, England.
Made a return to the WWF in 1996 as a Bible-thumping Christian. This would begin "Austin 3:16".