Jake “The Snake” Roberts Talks Helping Stone Cold Steve Austin, Heel Psychology, Sledgehammers

Stone Cold Steve Austin recently interviewed Jake “The Snake” Roberts for an epsisode of “The Steve Austin Show: Unleashed”. In it, Austin talked about the legendary 3:16 speech at King of the Ring:

“If I had not been wrestling you in that final match at King of the Ring, and P.S. Hayes had not told me what you said, and you had not have said that, Austin 3:16 would never have been born and ‘because ‘Stone Cold’ said so’ would never have been born either, so I basically owe my whole WWE run to you.”

Roberts responded:

“If you owe me for anything, you owe me for sticking up for you to the fucking office. When they gave me the opportunity to get with you and work with you, I was like, ‘man, that son of a bitch is going to get over even if I have to pull my damn teeth out!’ because I respected what you were doing out there.”

Later, Roberts made the following remark about heel psychology:

“Watching six guys beat up one guy is not heat. That’s just disgusting bullshit. Where are the other babyfaces at? There’s no heat when it’s just like that.”

Finally the use of a sledgehammer is not one of his favorite heel tactics:

“There’s no heat when you hit a guy with a damn sledgehammer. Number one, both of you have killed your damn characters. The son of a bitch gets up, if the son of a bitch can get up from a sledgehammer, folks, I can’t fight him. Goddamn, you’ve just killed your character. You just told the whole world you’re a phony son of a bitch.”


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