Jake Roberts

Professional Wrestler
Born May 30, 1955

Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. is a second-generation American professional wrestler, the son of former wrestler Aurelian "Grizzly" Smith. He is best known by his ring name of Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and often brought snakes into the ring, including a python named Damien and even a de-venomed cobra. Roberts is best known for his two stints in the World Wrestling Federation—the first between 1986-92, and the second between 1996-97.… Read More

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1955 Birth Born on May 30, 1955.


1974 19 Years Old Roberts started his career in 1974 in the Louisiana area, as a referee and wrestler, making his name in Mid-South Wrestling, Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, and Georgia Championship Wrestling. … Read More


1975 20 Years Old Roberts married his first wife Karen Rauschuber on February 27, 1975. … Read More
1983 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, World Championship Wrestling in 1992, and the Mexico-based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración between 1993 and 1994 and again in 1997.
1984 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1984, Roberts entered World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) joining up with "Gentleman" Chris Adams and Gino Hernandez in their feud against the Von Erichs, winning the WCCW Television title and 6-Man Tag Team title (with Adams and Hernandez).


1985 30 Years Old Roberts returned to Mid-South Wrestling for 1985, ending his run there in February 1986 after a feud with Dick Slater.
Roberts made his World Wrestling Federation debut in March 1986. … Read More
1987 - 1992 8 More Events
After leaving WCW, Roberts spent his next couple of years wrestling around the world. In February 1993, he took part in a tour in Australia, while in April 1993, he toured Europe, particularly Austria and Germany.
Roberts' run-in started a feud that lasted until 1994 at Triplemanía II-C, in which Konnan managed to defeat Roberts in a hair vs. hair match.


1996 41 Years Old 1 More Event
After spending over a year in hiatus, Roberts returned to WWF at the Royal Rumble in 1996, as a Bible-preaching face. … Read More
He appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1997, and made appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2006 through 2008. … Read More
1998 - 2001 3 More Events
2002 47 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 20, 2002, Roberts became the NWA UK Hammerlock Heavyweight Champion in Maidstone, Kent, England by defeating "Vigilante" Johnny Moss. … Read More


2005 - 2008 3 More Events
2009 54 Years Old In May 2009, Roberts joined the Jim Rose Circus for the Jim Rose Circus vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts: The Legends Collide Tour. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old In August 2010 during a 2CW event Roberts spoke about the recent death of his father and his upcoming retirement
2011 56 Years Old On January 29, 2011, Roberts wrestled what was billed as his retirement match, when he defeated Sinn Bodhi at the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) show during the WrestleReunion 5 weekend.
2012 57 Years Old In October 2012, Roberts moved in with Diamond Dallas Page in Atlanta, Georgia, and regularly made media appearances with him afterward.
At WrestleCon 2013, Roberts announced his desire to return to WWE as a participant in the 2014 Royal Rumble.
On January 6, 2014, Roberts made an appearance on the "Old School" episode of Raw, laying a python over the face of an unconscious Dean Ambrose.


2015 60 Years Old Ultimately, however, Roberts did not compete in the 2015 edition of Royal Rumble.
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