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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 30 May 1955Gainesville, Texas, USA
Birth NameAurelian Smith Jr.
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jake Roberts was born on May 30, 1955 in Gainesville, Texas, USA as Aurelian Smith Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for Beyond the Mat (1999), Jake 'The Snake' Roberts: Pick Your Poison (2005) and Survivor Series (1989). He has been married to Judy since February 17, 2006. He was previously married to Cheryl Hagood and Karen Rauschuber.

Spouse (3)

Judy (17 February 2006 - present)
Cheryl Hagood (2 August 1984 - 2000) (divorced) (4 children)
Karen Rauschuber (27 February 1975 - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (7)

Brings a bag with a snake down to ringside
Finishing Move: DDT
Throws a snake on top of his defeated opponents
Wrestling set-up move: Short Clothesline
Wrestling set-up move: Knee-lift to the face
Face ring entry music: "Snake Bit"
Heel ring entry music: "Trust Me"

Trivia (21)

Brother of former WWF stars Sam Houston and Rockin' Robin.
Was fired from the WWF in 1997 after failing to show up for work.
Defeated the legendary André the Giant in WrestleMania V (1989) via count-out.
Made a return to the WWF in 1996 as a Bible-thumping Christian. This would begin "Austin 3:16".
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.
He owns his own wrestling promotion in the UK, called Real Stars of Wrestling. This was started in November 2002.
His King Cobra actually bit the "Macho Man" Randy Savage. The snake had been de-venomised, though.
Credited with training Diamond Dallas Page and Raven.
Did an about-face and began hosting a weekly interview segment called "The Snake Pit". This is where many of his feuds began.
Son of wrestler 'Grizzly' Smith.
Entered the WWF as a heel wrestler and began a brief feud with Hulk Hogan, but the angle was dropped when Roberts started receiving cheers from the crowd.
Accompanied by Alice Cooper during his match with Wayne Farris at WrestleMania III (1987). It didn't help him--he lost the match.
In mid-1981 he and Jay Youngblood teamed up to capture the NWA Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles.
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.
Although he was billed as being from Stone Mountain, Georgia, he was actually born and grew up in Texas.
Former Smoky Mountain Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion.
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.
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.
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.
As of January 2007 he was a professional Kingfisher in Gainesville, FL.
WWE Hall of Famer.

Personal Quotes (2)

[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.
I'm not happy about where I've been, but I'm truly excited about where I'm going.

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