WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts slams 'a***hole' Vince McMahon for scripting him to drink alcohol despite addiction
WWE LEGEND Jake 'The Snake' Roberts has hit out at 'a**hole' Vince McMahon.
Roberts, 65, starred for McMahon's company for years – finding himself embroiled in many 'feuds' along the way.
With the dust having now settled, the American has lifted the lid on some of the controversial things that he said he was made to do while working for the promotion.
Roberts suffered a highly publicised battle with alcohol and substance addiction for much of his life.
But rather than show empathy, he said that his former employers appeared to mock his troubles during his on-screen feud with Jerry Lawler.
The storyline even culminated in Lawler force-feeding Roberts from a bottle of bourbon at Summerslam in 1996.
Now clean, Roberts has hit out at both McMahon and Lawler after the scripted storyline, even though he agreed to it himself.
He told Inside the Ropes: "Well, I thought it was a horrible thing for McMahon to ask me to do. It was cheap, it was disrespectful.
"It didn’t prove a damn thing other than the fact that Vince McMahon’s an a**hole, so there you go. Lawler, he’s in the the same boat. Both a**holes."
As detailed in the 2015 documentary 'Resurrection of Jake the Snake', Roberts now has his life back on track.
And the WWE icon, who suffered from severe child abuse as a kid, is now revelling in being able to focus on being a good grandfather.
Roberts, who manages Lance Archer in rival promotion AEW, added: "You know, I’ve got some issues that I have to watch, but it’s getting better all the time because I did quit smoking.
"That’s really hard to do. I will be around for a long time, I have grandkids I want to hang out with now.
"I want to make somebody else miserable [laughs], so have fun. Yeah, I’m doing much better."
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