Thursday, March 31, 2016

Jake Roberts on WWE Holding Bray Wyatt Down, Daniel Bryan & Concussions, More

WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts believes that Bray Wyatt is a “very unique” talent on the WWE roster. In a recent interview with Ring Rust Radio, Roberts was asked about who on the current WWE roster he thinks is excelling both in the ring and on the mic.

“Bray Wyatt; he definitely gets it done,” Roberts answered. “I think they’re holding him down. I think he could do a lot more, and I would like to see them turn him loose, but I don’t think they’re going to. He would be something hard for WWE to ram something down his chute because his character is so strong. So they keep him beaten down and I think it’s a shame because he is very unique.”

While he believes Wyatt is capable of more, he doesn’t believe he’s capable of being a top heel. Roberts compared Wyatt to his own old character facing Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, saying it would be too hard for him to get booed by everyone.

“He will never be a top heel because people are infatuated by him. Just like the way they were with me,” Roberts said. “Whenever I wrestled Hogan they cheered me, with Savage it was split. People are funny man. When you’re doing your job really well, and you’re different and unique and you have this edge, that’s very special. People dig that, they respect that and they want to be with that. If they are scared of your character like they were of me and Bray, they want to be on the winning team, so they will want to cheer for you regardless.”

The WWE Hall of Famer also spoke on the recently retired Daniel Bryan, a talent he says WWE needs desperately. Roberts discussed his own experience with concussions, saying he believes they are to blame for spots on his brain that “don’t look good.”

“As far as Bryan goes, that’s a huge loss and I hate to hear that. WWE needs him desperately,” Roberts said. “I’m very proud of him that he is smart enough to get out after being injured. Most of us weren’t. As far as concussions for myself, I went and did all the tests because I am having issues. We did all the tests and stuff and it did not come out good. It come out there’s some spots on my brain that don’t look good and shouldn’t be there. It came down to how many concussions do I think I had, and I thought I had maybe two or three year. It’s a very low number when really I think it was more like eight or ten. So let’s say two or three, but I wrestled for 40 years, that’s 120 now. So I am going to have problems, and I’m already having problems.”

You can listen to the full interview here.

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