On the eve of his comeback as a part of the wrestling-meets-sideshow extravaganza "Jim Rose Circus vs Jake The Snake Roberts", the legendary wrestler smashes your mind with thoughts on the topics that matter to you:
On...Change: Unfortunately when you quit drinking and quit doing drugs, you gain a lot of weight. So I'm 300lbs -- but I'm still kicking a** and taking names; I've got a huge python, of course: what kind of man would I be to go anywhere without my snake?
Talent: Sometimes talent will get you s**t. The last thing they want to do is deal with someone who's actually got some talent. If you've got talent, you can make chicken soup out of chicken s**t, and that frustrates them. That was my problem...For whatever reason, I got it.
Women: I got eight kids and three ex-wives, brother -- I don't want NO more pu***y, period. I'll pay for that s**t.
Getting in Shape: No, I'm not going to the gym daily by 10, no I'm not doing steroids or any other horses**t -- I never did, don't have to. I was a freak of nature. But to go out and perform has nothing to do with being in shape, because when I perform, it's about your heart, man.
His Heroes: I would love to fight Charles Manson, because I love him. He's my hero, man. Not because of what he did, but because of the power he had over people. That, my friend, is psychology: he's short, he was small, he was ugly, he was broke; he had no money, he didn't have no dope. But he had people who went out and murdered for him. That, my friend, is power.
The World: This world will take your money, will take your children, your home, your fancy cars, your boats, your ski trips, whatever -- but there's only one thing this world can not take. What is that one thing? Your god**mned word, man. If you don't lie about it, at least you've got one thing to go to hell with.
Cleveland: I've had one bad experience in the last five years and it's because someone dropped Rohypnols in a damn Pepsi-Cola on my a**. No s**t, brother, I was fu**ed up for about three weeks. I up and tried to rip my finger off. That happened in Cleveland.