"The Snake" Calls It A Career: Jake Roberts Retires From Wrestling

Jason Taylor@jtay59Correspondent IAugust 26, 2010

PWInsider.com is reporting that former WWE wrestler, Jake "The Snake" Roberts has announced his retirement from professional wrestling.

This past Sunday, while performing for the 2CW Wrestling promotion in Rochester, New York, Roberts took the microphone at the end of his match with fellow wrestler Zachary Springate and told the crowd that despite his love for wrestling, he just couldn't physically do it anymore and this would be his last match.

Of course, Roberts won the match with his trademark DDT.

Jake performed in World Wrestling Entertainment from 1986 to 1992, then had a second run from 1996 to 1997. Roberts was mainly a heel during his WWE career, and had feuds with several WWE stars such as The Undertaker, Randy Savage, and Rick Rude.

Despite having a decent career in WWE, Roberts will probably be remembered for two things. Carrying that large canvas bag containing the large python named Damien, and launching the career of WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, while losing to him in the finals of the 1996 King of the Ring Tournament.

The 55-year old Roberts also had stints in WCW, ECW, TNA, and World Class Championship Wrestling.


Credit: PWInsider.com