10 Quick facts about: Jake Roberts

  1. Roberts derived his nickname for being known as “snake like” and untrustworthy.
  2. Credited as the inventor of the DDT
  3. Jake real name is Aurelian Smith, Jr after his father wrestler Aurelian Smith aka Grizzly Smith
  4. Roberts was born on May 30, 1955 and raised in Gainesville, Texas but throughout his entire WWE career he was never billed as hailing from Texas.
  5. His planned feud with Hulk Hogan was scrapped because too many fans were cheering for him.
  6. He wrestled Rick Rude a 128 times between 1987 and 1989.
  7. He once appeared on an episode of Boy Meets World.
  8. Roberts  claimed that director Barry Blaustein of Beyond the Mat lied to him about the aims of the film, telling him it was a television special on the effects of drug and alcohol abuse.
  9. In 2012, Roberts moved in with fellow wrestler DDP to seek help in getting his life back on track following years of alcohol and drug abuse
  10. He was inducted into wwe hall of fame by Page on April 5, 2014