Jake Roberts agrees to drop charges against Harry Smith
WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts has reportedly agreed to drop all charges against Harry Smith (Davey Boy Smith/DH Smith) following an incident at WrestleCon during WrestleMania 34 weekend in New Orleans.
According to a report by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online, Roberts dropped the charges after a phone conversation setup by WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. Both privately apologized to each other over the phone about the incident.
As reported earlier, Smith reportedly threw coffee in the face of Roberts over comments Roberts made about his father (the late British Bulldog) who passed away in May of 2002. Roberts made the negative comments on a podcast with the late “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Smith issued the following statement this weekend:
“I’d like to announce publicly and officially that I spoke with Jake Roberts on the phone today and we squashed heat we have for what happened at the WrestleCon event. I apologized and said I would apologize publicly as Jake agreed he would be dropping any charges pressed against me. I’m a man of my word and I’d like to say sorry to any fans that I stressed with this situation also. I wish Jake all the best and glad that we squashed the heat. I actually had spoken to Roddy Piper before he passed away about the podcast Jake and he did. I’m certainly glad we worked things out, as Roddy died [not] long after.”
Mike Mooneyham on Bruno Sammartino
Mike Mooneyham of The Post and Courier is featuring an article looking at the life and career of the late WWE Hall of Famer Bruno Sammartino.
Sammartino spoke at length back in 2015 about his mother being his hero, something the new “Bruno” documentary by WWE covered in great detail.
“She was absolutely my hero. She would do without if she could help somebody else. My mom showed the courage of the lion to keep her kids alive, and the sacrifices she made were incredible. I don’t know if I would have been man enough to do what she did.”
Mooneyham also spoke at length about Sammartino’s impact on wrestling.
“He was professional wrestling’s ultimate good guy, achieving a status that few others in the history of the industry ever came close to attaining. His blue-collar style attracted the sizable and fiercely loyal immigrant and ethnic populations in one of the biggest markets in the country. Bruno connected with not only fellow Italians, but also Latinos, Greeks and Jews, and he became their champion, fighting for everyone who rooted him on.”