Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts On WWE: “They did not want the marketing dollars split with me and Hogan”

One of the biggest feuds that never got its full elasticity would be the on between Hulk Hogan and Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts. With it being Wrestlemania Week all, it is only fair to dig back into the wrestling archives. Did you know that on Roberts’ interview segment called, ‘The Snake Pit’ he actually DDT’ed Hogan?

Many didn’t. Some have heard by urban legend.

Here’s how it went down:

Roberts invited Hogan to his Snake Pit segment. On the segment, Hogan compared his arm size, or his ‘pythons,’ to Roberts’ actual pythons aka his pet snake Damien. Roberts used his finishing move, the DDT, on Hogan.

“Yeah, I split his skull,” Roberts told me on Scoop B Radio Overtime.

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It is said that WWF owner Vince McMahon stood by the curtain after Roberts planned assault with Roberts to gauge the reaction of the fans. Instead of the fans cheering for Hogan, as planned, the fans supported Roberts.

“It cost me a lot of money,” said Roberts. “The fans were chanting ‘DDT, DDT’ and they did not want the marketing dollars split with me and Hogan. They wanted to keep it all focused on Hogan and that’s the way the business is.”

Because of this reaction, the footage of Roberts DDT’ing Hogan and the planned feud, intended to tour nationwide, was canceled.

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Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com