Jake "The Snake" Roberts recently did an exclusive interview with WrestleZone Radio in which he talked about many things, including how he was very hesitant to be involved with the upcoming documentary, "The Resurrection of Jake Roberts" because of the awful experience he had with the 1999 doc, "Beyond The Mat." This is what he had to said:
"It was something I was scared to death of because I got screwed over so bad with that other crap that was put together. You know, Beyond The Mat. That was a bunch of BS. It was a rip off. I never got a nickel out of that. They lied to me, they lied to my family and then they painted us all in a bad way. I don’t mind telling you I’m a drunk and a junkie but that damn movie did nothing but rape me and my family. Shame on those people for doing it. Someday I’m gonna move in next door to them and take their kids to school and be in their backyard helping their wives because I love them. (laughs) So when Dallas brought this to me the first thing I did was scream, 'No way! No way man, I’m not going to get hurt again.' You know? And he talked me in to it and said, 'You know, brother, we’re trying, we’ve done this.' So we finally sat down and he said, 'Jake, we’re going to film all of this. We’re going to put it together. At that point, you watch it, if you don’t like it, it don’t go.' And I said, 'Yeah.' We’re investing three years of hard work and filming. He said, 'If you don’t think it’s a fair toss then we toss it out the window.' Well, I couldn’t argue with that."
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