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AEW Signs Jake “The Snake” Roberts To A Contract Extension

All Elite Wrestling has brought in a number of Hall of Famers and legends to add more depth and value to the company as well as the product and to help out the younger talents and one of those legends is Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Jake Roberts was immediately paired with Lance Archer and they have been in a huge role and great position with the company since. Speaking with his close friend and fellow Hall of Famer DDP, Jake Roberts revealed that he has signed a two year contract extension with the company and that Tony Khan is such a wonderful person to give him this opportunity and his love for wrestling back.

This is what Jake Roberts said:

“To go out into the ring after 22 years of being out of it and slam that promo down Cody [Rhodes’] throat. I remember looking in his eyes and he’s like, ‘Where am I?’ Toss the mic over my back and he catches it and he’s like, ‘What the hell did that mean?’ And to feel the love of all those people man because it was loud. It was loud and it let me know how much they loved me and it inspired me to stay with AEW and thanks to Tony Khan, when I originally signed with them, it was for a ten week deal. At eight weeks, guy comes along with some papers, ‘You need to sign these.’ I’m like, ‘What for?’ ‘Well it’s your contract.’ ‘Dude, I’ve only got two weeks left.’ ‘No, you got another year.’ ‘What?’ And then just a few weeks ago, I buzzed Tony, I said, ‘Hey, I’ve got four weeks left. What do you want me to do? I need a notice so I can start setting up my stuff’ and he says, ‘We need to sign another piece of paper’ and I signed again and then after I signed it, I found out that it wasn’t for a year, it was for more than a year. It was for two years. He’s such a wonderful man and he gave me my love for wrestling back. It’s great to be a part of it so for me, I’ve taken on that job — not a job, a pleasure, to keep my eyes open and see people that are struggling and go to them and try to help them.”

Jake Roberts then talked about how he is interested in doing commentary for All Elite Wrestling.

This is what Jake Roberts said:

“I’ve always heard that I was pretty good on the mic and once I started doing little bits — only time I did it was when Lance [Archer] was in the ring. Well Lance, that jerk, he won’t go more than three minutes. He kills somebody by then. So I didn’t get much time but the feedback I was getting from production and from people in the back was unbelievable so, I’ve set my sets a little higher for position at AEW when I’m through doing the Lance Archer thing. A year or two from now, if maybe J.R. doesn’t want to do it as often, I can be there. I can be the guy they hand it off to. I can be the guy when J.R., he wants to go to a football game, ‘Well Jake can take it this time.’”

You can check out Jake Roberts’ comments in the video below:

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