During an interview with Premier Live TV, Jake Roberts revealed what he told Vince McMahon when Steve Austin first joined the WWE. Here’s what he had to say:
At the same time, I’m helping write television and I’m starting to scoot him into places – sort of as an afterthought so nobody was watching. And then one day I told Vince ‘That guy right there is gonna be your next super, super star.’ He says ‘Are you kidding me, Jake?’ He said that guy will never make it past the fifth or sixth match, he’s not a main eventer. I said the fuck he ain’t. He said do you think so, and I said yeah I think so. We tried the thing, and I guess it might have worked, huh?
He deserved it. Steve was one of those guys that had been lied to and screwed over, as we all are once you get into wrestling. But he’d really been given the double dose of it. He’d gotten a giant spoonful in WCW – they lied to him, they conned him, they screwed him. Then he went to ECW, and what do you think you’re gonna get there, fella? Another dose. Now you’re gonna come to WWF last, and boy oh boy, by then Steve had gotten pretty calloused in not trusting anybody.
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Credit: Premier Live TV. H/T 411Mania.