Jake “The Snake” Roberts Announces He’s Officially Retiring

Matt Boone

The following is a new blog from the official MySpace page of WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts:

2010 Tour Blog
First of all, I want to say, thanks for all the support and love that have been given to me over the years.  I appreciate every fan, well I said that, but I lied…:)  there are some that I don’t call fans. Having said that I want you all to know I have come to a decision that I will hold to regardless of other opinions.  Bottom line, it’s time.  There comes a moment and I regret that it has happened, but I simply am unable physically to perform  at the level that I find acceptable.  I cannot do what I did 30 years ago, and my God, am I glad that I can’t.  But my love for what I’ve done in the last 35 years deserves more than I am capable of doing.  I cherish every moment that I’ve had, good or bad, bottom line is I never had a bad moment in the ring.  Any moment was something to treasure, and I can only do so by stepping away. Although the cheers and support are still there from you, the fans, I would be a liar to say that it is not only painful physically, mentally, but worst of all, deep in my heart.

It would be unfair to me not to have one more go around the horn.  I will do a retirement tour that will last no more than to the end of next year.  I honestly feel that it won’t last that long, and I hope I am wrong. Regardless of the offers to continue I respect that lady in the ring enough to say "goodbye".  I would really love to continue to contribute as a adviser, booker, teacher, etc., and perhaps that opportunity may present itself to me somewhere in the future. For those of you in our business, feel free to contact me for appearances for 2010. The open dates are limited.

Thanks to all, here’s to a safe and happy 2010.

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