In the past couple of years, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts has gotten back on the right track after a lifetime of hard and dangerous living. Diamond Dallas Page is the man who pulled him out of his spiral and helped him out through cohabitation and yoga and tough love, as documented in the Resurrection of Jake the Snake documentary that has earned the duo rave reviews. Roberts is doing well and now he’s branching out from wrestling to baseball, as he has thrown his hat (snake bag) in the ring to support the Chicago Cubs in the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.
On Tuesday, Roberts posted the above video on DDP’s YouTube page. It’s a pretty classic (brand-new) Jake “The Snake” promo, even if it’s a little weird and coming out of left field (baseball term). He threatens to DDT the Indians, which seems like it’s not allowed in the MLB rules. If he did it out of the Cubs dugout, some people would get tossed and fined. If he did it coming from the stands, well, he’d be charged with felony assault. Either way, the Indians would probably play the game under protest.
It turns out wrestling is a lot simpler than baseball. You can DDT anyone whenever the hell you want with no real-life repercussions.
As it happens, though, the Cubs didn’t need a DDT from Jake, because they stomped a mudhole in the Tribe with a couple of big early innings and won by a final score of 9-3 on Tuesday to force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday night. We’re going to go ahead and chalk that all up to Jake’s chilling pep talk.
The antidote to a goat’s curse might end up being a snake. Who knew?