QOTD #66 (Digest) – Jake the Snake Roberts in Bad Shape

I just heard from a friend out in California, that Jake the Snake Roberts is in ICU in a Las Vegas Hospital with Double Pneumonia, and his Immune system has basically shut down. Just when he appeared to turn the corner on life. My prayers go out to his family and friends…..

Honestly, that news – though in wrestling is never really a shock anymore (sadly), kind of took the wind out of my sails in regards to writing a blog….I suppose with that in mind……the QOTD is what would you say would be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Jake The Snake Roberts?

Snake Roberts books Georgia Championship Wrestling

So I'm re-watching the Jake the Snake DVD (because sometimes the holiday season just isn't depressing enough as is) and there's a segment where the Brisco's hire Jake to book Georgia. How did this come about? Was Jake any good at it? Does anything stand out specifically? Was Jake really going to take over for Pat Patterson in the WWF? 

Jake was apparently quite talented when he wasn't stoned out of his mind.  In fact, when he made his comeback to the WWF in 1996, part of his deal was booking Shotgun Saturday Night, so yeah, they were definitely grooming him for bigger things there.  I don't know any specifics of his time in Georgia as far as booking the shows because that was well before my time, but he was supposed to be pretty good.