• Old School WWF Legend Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts (Real name: Aurelian Smith Jr.) celebrates his 64th birthday today.
Jake Roberts wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1986 until 1992 and again from 1996 till 1997.
He also worked for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 1992 and for Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1997 & 1998.
Jake was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014 by his close personal friend Diamond Dallas Page.
It was also DDP who helped him become clean again, after dealing with various addictions in the past.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAKE ROBERTS!
• Jon Moxley Talks About WWE Burying Him Despite Vince McMahon Saying He Won’t Bury Him
During a recent appearance on Talk Is Jericho podcast, AEW wrestler Jon Moxley (f.k.a Dean Ambrose In WWE) talked about WWE burying him when he told them he isn’t signing a new deal with the company.
Below is what Moxley said about WWE trying to bury him by booking him in an angle with Nia Jax:
“About an hour before the show a producer came up to me saying there’s been some additions.
I’m like yes, let’s talk [to Vince] because now I’m getting hot. I’m totally cool with taking a bump for Nia, I did it. It’s 2019. She’s a very powerful woman. She did great in the Royal Rumble the night before. If this existed outside of me leaving that’s a totally different conversation.
So it’s like once it gets down to the super secret meeting with only the people who knew I was leaving that’s when this mysterious new addition comes in and it really felt like a middle finger and my skin was hot and I’m like ‘Let’s go talk to Vince.’ So I start storming toward the production meeting and Johnny [Ace] is following me and I go storming right up the middle of the production meeting room and [Vince] immediately gets up and starts gathering his stuff and goes ‘Oh my office, my office’ and I’m like, ‘yes, let’s go to your office.’
So we sit in his office and he starts babyfacing me and he says ‘I understand you gave your notice and thank you so much for everything’ and I say I guess we’re doing this now so we have our talk or whatever and by this point he’s trying to justify it in his mind and I told Carrano that the day I knew I was leaving was the day I got the shot and I think he told Vince that cause Vince goes, ‘I heard you were unhappy with something about the shot thing we did I wish you would have told me I didn’t know we had these problems.’ I’m thinking in my head like ‘WHY THE F*** WAS I IN YOUR OFFICE THEN?!’ I went storming in there and said ‘what is this?’ like I do all the time how do you not know?! Of course you knew!
He’s gotta make it all okay in his mind, like ‘I didn’t know’ — you knew. You’ve known for a long time.
I’m trying to be like you know, ‘Yeah I just need to get away for a while’ cause I’m hoping that he just writes me off TV that night. He goes ‘oh we’ll just finish you up at Mania’ whatever.
He said ‘we’re not going to bury you on the way out’ — I said ‘actually, it’s funny you should mention that because that’s why I stormed in here because it looks to me like that’s exactly what the f*** you’re doing.”