Jake "The Snake" Roberts' Road to Redemption
Jake "The Snake" Roberts had fallen on hard times and was waiting to die... until his old friend and student reached out to him with an offer he knew he had to take.
The pain was causing me to limp to a degree where I was hunched over.
Sleeping, sitting and driving were becoming difficult.
I became overweight without really noticing.
Then, I found out I had Chondromalacia Patellae
I’ve been overweight my entire life,
right from young adulthood.
Broken bones and scar tissue don't just go away.
That way my frame of mind.
I’ve always played sports as hard as I can
but that has been getting harder to accomplish as I get older.
Similar to DDP, I began a physical career at an age greater than those around me.
I became a professional firefighter at age 35.
The gym wasn't working out for me
and my hopes were higher than my abilities at the time, and injuries were frequent.
I never thought I was going to get to wrestle with my kids, pick them up, anything.
Now I can be a dad again.
I hurt my back while playing football.
I couldn't stand up straight or get down on the floor to play with my infant son.