Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
Latest news - statements on the Jake Roberts incident on Friday in Ohio
On Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 2:56 AM EST Lots of news making the rounds regarding an appearance by Jake Roberts this past Friday night in Ohio where it appeared he went back to his old ways and worked a show completely wasted. Footage of the incident is up at this link on YouTube.
Jake's assistant is claiming that he was given an open container of what he thought was a cold drink when he got to the arena and remembers nothing after that point until he woke up the next morning in his motel room. The belief is that Jake was drugged, at least that is what those close to him and those who represent him are saying. Jake was also spotted going back-and-forth from a bar where the show was being held.
Ryan Patrick sent in two stories that were posted on TMZ.com about the incident. Here are a links: Link #1 and Link #2.
Chris Yandek also sent this in: Jake Roberts talked with Chris Yandek of CYInterview.com about what happened at the wrestling show in Ohio this past weekend. Jake claims he was drugged and admits it was one of the most scariest moments of his life, “I never have felt like that. I don’t know why this has happened. I pray that it never happens to anybody. I am sorry. I can’t even talk. I can’t tell you how scary it is because right now I am shaking just thinking about it. I just don’t want it to happen to anybody. Whoever did it, I hope to hell what goes around comes around and let God sort it out because I am not going on a man hunt because I am scared to even open the door much less anything else.”
After the drugging, Jake's next memory is the next morning, "I don’t remember the show starting. I woke up with my wrestling clothes on. Shannon [Jake's assitant] told me I had wrestled. I was like you’re kidding? I don’t remember anything. Even when I drank in the past I didn’t behave the way they said I behaved. I don’t even know all the particulars yet. I may never want to know them all because I am so sick of it.”
New details have also come out on the drugging from Jake Robert's assistant. You can read and listen to the entire interview from Jake's account and read the statement from Jake's assistant at the following link:
Prophet also passed on a link to an interview Jake conducted speaking about the incident in audio form at this link.