In the 'so...what does he do now?' department I can give you this little bit of info.
Jake Roberts was booked for a Dutch wrestling show. The FCW had their event of the year and had booked Champion Steve Taurus (who recently defeated Doug Williams in a great match) to face challenger Jake The Snake.
Apparently, Jake lives in England now, and was scheduled to arrive at the airport but he never showed. Turned out that his visum to be in England had expired and they shipped him off to the USA!!
FCW offered a refund but hardly anybody took them up on it as they delivered a good show.
The booze and drugs that they had gotten for Jake were distributed amonst the crowd too (Ok..that was a joke!)
The only person who is capable of carrying a broom to a five star outing is none other than.... Torri Welles
Some people in this thread have clearly not seen "Beyond the Mat." You need to watch "Beyond the Mat."
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Jake Roberts has no-showed like 3/4 of his bookings during the past 5 years of his eternal indy life..
The lesson here is that if you see him advertised to be on a show he'll probably no show.
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Originally posted by ExtremeLuchadorThe lesson here is that if you see him advertised to be on a show he'll probably no show.
This is always a risk involved when attending any independent show. Even "reliable" professional workers may no-show events due to any variety of problems (notably not getting paid advance monies or travel expenses).
When you throw down your $10 to see King Kong Bundy, the best you could end up with is some guy who drives a forklift at UPS bumping like crazy, but that's what makes indy shows great. It's kind of like sports entertainment russian roulette (and you may even end up on a bus to Port Authority with the Road Dogg).
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That stable would be perfect if they also brought in The Yeti and La Parka.
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Originally posted by GRLI'm almost half-expecting them to resort to such low depths that they bring in guys like Jake Roberts, Honky Tonk Man, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Earthquake, and Koko B. Ware to form a stable.
What? It's not like they haven't thought of it...
Didn't HTM claim to have been asked to appear at Smackdown a couple of weeks ago?
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IIRC from reading Meltzer: Honky was asked to be at last week's wedding because he once managed Billy. He turned them down because he had a prior commitment (taking his son to a wrestling tournament), but offered to come back as a wrestler. The fed said "Thanks but no thanks." The same thing happened with the Road Dogg, I believe, although Dogg gave them such a hostile response when they asked him to be at the wedding that it didn't get to the comeback-offer phase.
For those who weren't sure if they were getting Backlash, Schank's North is advertising Rick Bogner (Fake Razor, Big Titan) and Bad News Allan as being there tomorrow for the PPV
I wasn't planning on getting the PPV, but this might be intriguing...