WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts recent appeared on the FlipDaScript podcast to talk all things pro-wrestling. Besides his already trending comments on Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels, Roberts shares his opinion on WWE champion Brock Lesnar, stating that Lesnar being a part-timer and holding the title is a slap in the face to the full-time talent.
The thing about Brock is man, he’s not an everyday wrestler. He’s a once a year guy, or three times a year guy. And to me, you are really treating your talent like s–t to, every year come Wrestlemania time after these guys have busted their asses for 365 days, when it comes time for the big one, they bring (Lesnar) in and they have to sit down. What’s wrong with that. Well, from their viewpoint they are getting screwed, man. It’s a shame the WWE feels like they have to have Brock on the card to fill up a building.
The master of the DDT then touches on the level of talent in today’s age compared to his time 20 years ago, specifically mentioning Hulk Hogan.
You don’t have the same talent today that you had 20 years ago. See when Vince McMahon took over the world of wrestling, he went to every territory, they were called, and he took the top guys out of every place and put them in a big pot. Then from 1984, ’85 when it started, he had everybody who ever had a name under him, and then he used them up. They got one shot at Hogan, one time around and then they were gone, or they went somewhere else on the card. You didn’t wrestle Hulk Hogan twice on two pay-per-views back-to-back. Not back then, no sir. He beat you the first time. That’s what made Hogan a star, is the fact McMahon fed him all the great talent there was. That’s why you call him a champion, because he beat everybody, including Andre.
Check out the full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)