Jake "The Snake" Roberts Explains Why He Has An Issue With Today's Style Of Wrestling

Jake is not happy.

WWE Hall Of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts is one of many established names in the pro wrestling business to have spoken out about today's style of wrestling. Some prefer the fast-paced exciting style and some prefer the methodical and slow-paced style with quick moments incorporated into it.

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During an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Roberts opened up about not understanding the talent of today and their style of wrestling.

“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. Another problem is this, everybody wants to get to the top and they have no problem sacrificing their life to do it. It doesn’t take a great wrestler to jump off the top of a cage. How many times can you do that before you miss? How many times can you do that before you’re crippled? Longevity is a key to success.”


Fellow WWE Hall Of Famer Tito Santana shared the same sentiments as Roberts during a recent interview. To read what Tito had to say about the current WWE product, click here.

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