Known for his signature finishing move the DDT, and for coming into the ring with his pet snake Damien, Jake The Snake Roberts was one of the most colorful performers in the classic era of the World Wrestling Federation. But his life outside of the ring was far different than what his fans knew. Battles with drug and alcohol addiction wreaked havoc with his personal life and eventually his professional life. Now the story of his greatest battle of all is told in the upcoming documentary “The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake” premiering at the Slamdance Film Festival.
Directed by Steve Yu and featuring any wrestling fan’s dream array of talent including Scott Hall (aka Razor Ramon), Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Ted Dibiase, Adam Copeland (aka Edge), Gene Okerlund, Jim Duggan (aka Hacksaw Jim Duggan), Jim Ross and Jerry Mires (aka J-Rocc), the film chronicles the relationship between Jake The Snake and Diamond Dallas Page, with the latter helping his hero to get back on his feet after losing everything, essentially repaying the kindness the wrestling legend showed Page when he first got in the business. In this clip you’ll see the difficulties that arise when Jake The Snake’s alcoholism begins to surface again.
“The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake” will premiere at Slamdance on Friday January 23rd. Check out the clip below along with an exclusive poster.