JAKE THE SNAKE ROBERTS NEWS!!!
The following are news highlights of a WrestleZone Radio interview with Jake "The Snake" Roberts less than 24 hours after his surprise appearance at WWE RAW this week:
-Jake said he got the call a few days before RAW about possibly coming on. He said he mentioned in the past he would never return to WWE, even for a one-time appearance. He said he could do one of two things - A. not watch the product, or B. try and get in there and shake things up. He chose the latter.
-He discussed the original idea, and how he changed it. He said the skeleton was pretty much the same, but they gave him the freedom to get in there and talk his game. He mentioned respect for Randy Orton's father and grandfather, and said there's no one in WWE right now to guide him, correct him, or help him the way he needs. He felt he could do just that.
-Jake "The Snake" also discussed what went down after RAW ended, when he came back out and got involved in the "bonus" stuff for the live crowd that WWE does every week on RAW. He said it was most fun putting the snake down Edge's pants, as Edge didn't know he'd be doing that and it was kind of funny.
-When it came to talking about returning permanently, Jake accidentally "let the cat (or snake) out of the bag", and said it's definitely in the works. Right now he's waiting to get his hip fixed with surgery, but that while "the deal isn't officially done yet, he agreed to the one time shot at RAW" while recovering from injury.
-Roberts talked about being backstage at the show, saying the talent roster is pretty thin "believe me, it's thin. I was in the lockerroom, and yeah, their talent roster isn't that deep." He did say a few guys got something going, but whether or not it's handled right remains to be seen.
All in all it was a good interview, but a short one due to him being sick. He was originally coming on the show to let everyone know he couldn't do the interview this week and would come back next week for an interview when he's healthy. He wound up talking about the RAW appearance with us for a good 10-15 minutes though, as well as his plans on returning to wrestling again.