Jake Roberts Names Vince McMahon's Worst Drug Ordinance - Wrestling Inc.

Jake Roberts Names Vince McMahon’s Worst Drug Ordinance – Wrestling Inc.

In the last episode of pit snake DDP Podcast, AEW wrestling legend and talent Jake Roberts delves into his past struggles with alcohol and drug addiction. He started by talking about marijuana and whether it was a gateway drug. An advocate of marijuana, Roberts believes that alcohol is more than a gateway drug, noting that the times he encountered were related to alcohol abuse, not pot use.

“I don’t think marijuana is the gateway drug. I think alcohol is,” Roberts said. “I’m going to tell all the people out there, I’m a professional, you know? I didn’t get into a fight when I was smoking pot. I didn’t get into trouble when I was smoking pot. I never wanted to take cocaine when I was smoking pot. But you gave me a little Jack Daniels, brother, I want to fight and I want to get some down and I want some Godd-mn cocaine now.”

Jake Roberts then went through his initial drug use routine during his career, before WWE owner Vince McMahon banned the WWE talent from smoking marijuana. Roberts has stated that the decision was a difficult one, and he is credited with having many wrestlers switched to the pill. This in itself had its drawbacks, which Roberts described to Fabulous Freebirds member, the late Terry Gordy.

“My routine at first was a beer, a little pot, a little sleeping pill,” Roberts revealed. “Then Vince came and cut the pot. Oh man, when he cut that pot, that was hard, because we had nothing to go to to calm us down now. We had to double the beer. Then a lot of us started taking different pills and that leads to problems. When you start to Mix up your meds, you’re going to kill yourself. This got a lot of guys. They start mixing them. They take a pill, they have a little beer, they pass out, they wake up and they think “Wait a minute, I didn’t take the pills!” and they take more.

“That’s your danger zone. That’s when you fly in the fire, you know? And you can’t get away from that pan, man. Once you’re burning, you’re in trouble. I’ve seen a lot of good people go down really hard. Terry Gordy was probably one of the toughest to fall.” He died on a plane. They brought him back, but they didn’t bring him back soon enough. Half his sanity was gone. Terry was one of the greatest wrestlers ever, and there was a time when he had to learn how to wrestle again, because he forgot everything, because of that incident.”

In the end, Jake Roberts concluded that the worst thing Vince McMahon had done was take marijuana away from wrestlers, because he feels fate has helped wrestlers relax. Once he did, wrestlers like Roberts couldn’t keep using it with testing, as marijuana stayed in their systems for too long.

“For Vince, the worst thing he could do was take the marijuana away from us,” Roberts said. “Because that was something everyone would go to, to relax. Of course, one of the worst things was getting out of your system. Whereas cocaine will be out of your system in three days, marijuana will be in your system for 30 days. So you screwed up.”

Finally, Jake Roberts also told the story of being approached by law enforcement regarding drug shipments that Roberts supposedly signed. Roberts noted that he never signed for the packages, and it was later revealed that someone had falsified his name to receive the said shipments.

“There was a time when people with drugs came after Vince and a lot of talented men because the guys had been shipped them drugs from this doctor, which is now a whole can of worms opened,” Roberts said. “And they came to me and said, You have some parcels. I said ‘No, sir, I didn’t.’ ‘what?’

Then they showed me where one of them had fallen. I said, “This is not my signature.” It was not my signature. It was my name, but it wasn’t my signature. So someone sent them drugs and used my name. What kind of h——- t is this? And here I was persistent to be charged, and these people investigated and saw that I wasn’t there. I was across the country. So they were trying to find out who was using fake names. He was a crazy man.”

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2022-05-08 15:36:40

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