On a recent edition of his “The Snake Pit” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts shared his candid opinion of celebrities getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On celebrities going into the WWE Hall of Fame: “Can’t the wrestlers have one thing? I mean, we don’t get the money. We do — come on. That’s what gets me. They’ll pay one of these wankers $25,000 or 50,000 to go in. Well, what about me?”
On Mr. T being in the Hall of Fame: “Him in the Hall of Fame, though? He gets in for one or two matches. Whatever. This is for guys that have gone out there and put the work in. That aren’t even involved in the f**king business getting in.”
On whether he’s okay with Andy Kaufman in the Hall of Fame: “F**k no.”
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In a recent episode of his podcast, “The Snake Pit,” WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts expressed his thoughts on celebrities being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Roberts, known for his iconic wrestling career, shared his candid opinion on the matter.
Roberts questioned why celebrities are being honored in the WWE Hall of Fame when wrestlers themselves don’t receive the same recognition. He pointed out that wrestlers don’t receive the same financial benefits as celebrities do for their induction. Roberts expressed his frustration, saying, “Can’t the wrestlers have one thing? I mean, we don’t get the money. We do — come on. That’s what gets me. They’ll pay one of these wankers $25,000 or 50,000 to go in. Well, what about me?”
One specific celebrity induction that Roberts mentioned was Mr. T. He questioned Mr. T’s inclusion in the Hall of Fame, stating that Mr. T only had one or two matches in his wrestling career. Roberts believes that the Hall of Fame should be reserved for individuals who have dedicated their lives to the wrestling business and put in the hard work.
When asked about Andy Kaufman’s induction into the Hall of Fame, Roberts responded with a resounding “F**k no.” This further emphasizes his belief that the Hall of Fame should be exclusive to those who have actively participated in the wrestling industry.
While Roberts’ opinions may be controversial, they shed light on the ongoing debate surrounding celebrity inductions into the WWE Hall of Fame. Some argue that celebrities bring mainstream attention to professional wrestling and deserve recognition for their contributions. On the other hand, purists like Roberts believe that the Hall of Fame should primarily honor those who have dedicated their lives to the craft.
The discussion sparked by Roberts’ comments highlights the diverse perspectives within the wrestling community. Ultimately, it is up to WWE and its fans to determine the criteria for induction into the Hall of Fame. Regardless of differing opinions, the Hall of Fame remains a symbol of recognition and appreciation for the contributions made to the world of professional wrestling.
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