Thursday, August 26, 2010
Jake "The Snake" Roberts Retires From Professional Wrestling
Former WWE and WCW Superstar
Jake "The Snake" Roberts,
announced his retirement from active wrestling Sunday night
at an independent show in New York,
ending a 35-year career.
During an in-ring speech,
the inventor of the DDT discussed the loss of his father,
Aurelian "Grizzly" Smith,
who passed away in June.
He said he entered the wrestling industry to make him proud.
Roberts thanked the fans
and said he could no longer compete
due to health reasons.
Roberts achieved his greatest fame
with the World Wrestling Federation (WWWF)
during its 'Golden Age' era in the 1980s and the 1990s as well.
He also wrestled for several wrestling promotions
throughout his 35 year career,
including the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983,
World Championship Wrestling in 1992,
and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
during the latter portion of his career.