Jake “The Snake” Roberts is considered by many to be one of the greatest to ever step foot in the ring, and over the years he’s been praised by fans and his peers.
Roberts recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about his thoughts on the current state of professional wrestling, and he held nothing back when he said that he feels many matches are the same.
“That’s what I don’t get about the young talent today,” said Roberts. “So many matches are the same. Don’t they get bored? It’s ridiculous what they waste, and they don’t even know they’re wasting it. I blame that on the new way of wrestling; if you come up now, you can be in the main event within a year. In my day, you had to learn. We had the territories that forced us to constantly grow and change.”
Roberts also noted that some wrestlers feel they can only get to the top by doing high spots and sacrificing their bodies.
However, Roberts feels that if you do your moves right, less is more.
“I had six moves,” said Roberts. “I knew when to do them and I did them absolutely perfectly, and people believed them. Teaching this class, I’m going to make people think differently. The truth is in what you’ve done and where you’ve been, and there are not many people who have done more than I have.”
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