Jake Roberts Causes A Scene At Indy Show This Weekend

Bill Behrens

As has been reported elsewhere, and seen in part on video, Jake Roberts suffered a severe set-back in his substance abuse recovery at a Firestorm Pro Show in Cleveland, OH on 9-12-08.

Roberts showed up relatively unimpaired for the show in which he was scheduled to be in the Main Event facing veteran Ohio wrestler and Cleveland All-Pro promoter, JT Lightning.

Robert had a bag with him that contained vodka shooters and began downing those in addition to drinks fans bought him.

During the Semi-Main event he wandered out to the announce area grabbed a mike and called a large black bodyguard for one of the wrestlers, a “Big Dirty N***r”.

It was clear he was in no condition to wrestle in the Main, and JT Lightning covered him for a pin to get it all over. Jake kicked out twice before he was finally pinned. Lightning was understandably upset. Another wrestler on the card, J-Rocc tried to salvage something by going into the ring to try and get Jake to DDT him but it was a no go. At some point before he left the ring he dropped his pants and fully exposed himself to the crowd which included kids.

When Jake got backstage he ended up hitting a wall with his fist causing quite a bit of swelling and it was assumed to be broken, but he refused to be transported to the hospital.

WWW.TMZ.COM plans to air video this evening.

This is all a shame. Jake Roberts completed months of counciling in Atlanta at WWE’s expense, and was even a group leader in rehab with Scott Hall in his group among others. His recent blogs on his myspace site reviewing RAW have been excellent. One can only hope he seeks the help he needs again.

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