Following his marvelous physical transformation in recent months, Jake “The Snake” Roberts is eyeing one more run with the premiere wrestling organization in the world, the WWE.
The legendary wrestler, who has gotten sober and lost 65 pounds with assistance from Diamond Dallas Page, revealed in an interview filmed earlier this month that his 2014 goal is to compete in next year’s 30-Man Royal Rumble Match and win the annual affair.
“It’s great to be alive, it’s great to be clean and sober. My life has changed so much, I’ve lost 65 pounds. I’m in better shape now than I was in 1992. I feel wonderful. I had shoulder surgery, so I just gotta rehab a little bit more,” Roberts revealed to Bill Apter of 1Wrestling.com.
He continued, “I’m going to give you a little secret I’m going to lay out just for you, Bill. My plan, whether they like it or not, is to be in the Royal Rumble next year. I want to do it. Not only do I want to do it, but I want to win that son of bitch. To come from where I came from, with all the problems that I had, I’m inspiring people to get healthy, to get right, to get sober, to get clean, because you don’t have to give up. I wanted to give up for a long time. I quit living. And I’m back and enjoying the shit out of it.”
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