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 - 1989 3 More Events
1990 35 Years Old Following a brief feud with Bad News Brown in the summer of 1990, Roberts feuded with Rick "The Model" Martel throughout late 1990 into early 1991, after Martel (kayfabe) blinded Roberts by spraying cologne into his eyes. … Read More
1991 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In early to mid-1991, Roberts engaged in a feud with Earthquake who "squashed" Damien with a pair of Earthquake splashes during their match on the April 27 (taped March 26) edition of WWF Superstars of Wrestling. … Read More
…  The feud continued through the early part of 1992 and included Savage eliminating Roberts from that year's Royal Rumble match. … Read More
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 defeated Roberts in a hair vs. hair match.


1996 41 Years Old After spending over a year in hiatus, Roberts returned to WWF at the Royal Rumble in 1996, as a Bible-preacher. … 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 - 1999 2 More Events
2001 46 Years Old In 2001, Roberts moved to Great Britain, where he began competing for Brian Dixon's All Star Wrestling. … Read More
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 - 2009 4 More Events
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.
2013 58 Years Old 1 More Event
In 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.> He did not appear at the Royal Rumble event but was announced as part of the 2014 Class of the WWE Hall of Fame.


2015 60 Years Old Roberts was featured in another wrestling documentary in 2015 entitled The Resurrection of Jake the Snake, which chronicled his time living with Diamond Dallas Page beginning in October 2012.
2016 61 Years Old Roberts appears as Mr. Lucas in the upcoming comedy film, The Bet which is scheduled for a summer of 2016 release and also features Dallas Page and Roddy Piper. … Read More
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