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Vince McMahon Told The Undertaker To Stay Away From WWF Legend

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• Vince McMahon Told The Undertaker To Stay Away From WWF Legend

During the latest episode of his weekly ‘DDP Snake Pit’ podcast, Old School WWF Legend Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts revealed that The Undertaker wanted to ride with him in a car from town to town (to House Shows & TV-tapings) around the time when The Deadman joined the World Wrestling Federation, which was in November 1990.

What Roberts & Undertaker did together was taking a toll on the young Mark Calaway, which led to Vince McMahon telling The Deadman to stay away from The Snake.

Below is what Jake said:

“You know, he first came to me when he first got there and he says, ‘Jake, I’ll be riding with you.’ I’m like, ‘Well, that’s kind of bold. You going to go setting up rides for me now?’

He goes, ‘No, I want to travel with you.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, so you want to get underneath the learning tree. I appreciate you being bold enough to come and ask me straight out. Hey man, I’ll be glad to share anything I know.’

He says, ‘That’s great too, but I heard you know where all the good strip joints are.’ I said, ‘Worldwide.’ He said, ‘Well, I’m going to hang with you.’ I said, ‘Dude, let’s be honest, you played basketball, didn’t you?’

He said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘You’d probably be better off going and dribbling somewhere in a corner than trying to hang with me because I’ll bury your dumb a$$. You can’t hang with me.’ He says, ‘It’s a challenge! I’ll meet you one-for-one.’

I said, ‘Okay, let’s go.’ So we did that for about two months, but it was taking a heavy toll on him. I remember going to TV one night and Vince says, ‘Hey, Deadman, you don’t need to put the paint on tonight, you’re looking dead enough already. You need to get the hell away from Jake.’

A week or two later somebody told me he got alcohol poisoning. That’s when I ended the contest and said, ‘Look man, I cheat. There’s no way in hell I’m going to lose to you. Because I know there are vitamins that you can take that will keep you going no matter how much you drink.’

I shared the information with him, which wasn’t a good thing to do because it was something that was highly addictive. That was my bad. But no, Mark traveled with me, man, some of my favorite times.”

In 1992, it was Jake Roberts who became the second annual victim of The Undertaker’s famous WrestleMania Streak at WrestleMania VIII, but Jake left the WWF right after that match to join WCW a few months later.

For the first time during his WWF run, The Undertaker turned babyface at the beginning of their rivalry leading up to the big match.

Also Read: “I’ve told this to his face” – Steve Austin On What He Told The Undertaker About The Deadman Gimmick

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (October 12, 1997) – WCW Worldwide

On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Worldwide’.

This episode was pre-taped from the Disney MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Halloween Havoc 1997’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

Buff Bagwell & Scott Norton vs. Southern Posse

Villano IV & V vs. Bobby Eaton & Joey Maggs

Greg Valentine vs. Terrance Black

Hangmen #1 vs. Roadblock

The Giant vs. Jerry Flynn

        
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