WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts was a recent guest on the Wrestling Inc. Daily to weigh in on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has rocked the pro-wrestling industry. Roberts begins by saying he didn’t watch any of WrestleMania 36 because he doesn’t like the fact that shows are going on through the viral outbreak.
No, I sure didn’t. It’s hard for me to watch because I miss it so much and I don’t like all of the things that people are doing now. Now I’m in AEW and I can voice my opinion and try to help guys go about it in a better way. With all of the guys flying the way they are, it’s short-term brother. I’m talking not only from watching, but don’t you wanna live longer?
The master of the DDT later adds that the entire wrestling industry should go on hiatus until things cool down. He also reveals that he’s been on lockdown at a Marriot in Atlanta.
Just go home and stay there until this sh*t is gone. It sounds to me like AEW is doing that too. At the last taping they taped a lot of matches so you can do several weeks of shows. So, guys can go home and take care of business. Keep everybody safe. I’m at the age now that I am not going to let someone bully me into something I don’t want to do. I’m not gonna sit here and tell people, ‘Yeah, you can still get away with that’ because that’s horsesh*t. Every time somebody goes out and doesn’t do it, it just prolongs this thing we’re going through. I’m stuck in a damn hotel. I’m on the 16th floor of the Marriott in Atlanta and the restaurant is shut down. So, I’m having food brought to me.
You can listen to the full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)