USA Today (usatoday.com) is carrying a report from WrestlingInc that Jake Roberts has been hospitalized and in intensive care after being diagnosed with pneumonia.
DDP and Kizarny, who have been updating the situation on Twitter (and Kizarny appears to be at the hospital), have indicated that Jake was in a coma at one point, is out of it now, though not completely stable and still in a delicate condition.
I wish him the speediest of recoveries.
In a coat of gold or a coat of red, a lion still has claws
And mine are long and sharp, my lord, as long and sharp as yours!
Originally posted by CEOIIINO, JAKE! You're just getting clean, you can't die now!
My thoughts exactly. The messed up part is that there were those who were kind of joking of this very thing when Jake started cleaning up with DDP's help: that he would finally get sober and straighten out his life only to get very sick or worse. I wish for him to recover and continue his progress towards clean living: after all the tragedy involved in wrestling over the years, we need more stories of redemption and hope like his.
WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts is awake and communicating with friends and family. He's fighting double pneumonia and while doctors ran tests, they found a mass in his skull, which they are currently trying to diagnose.
I think the salient point here is that this match was, in its structure, largely unnecessary. First, both of these men have a dire, almost blood, feud with each other. Isn't a feud and hatred that intense sufficient enough to power a regular match?