Jim Ross revealed in a new episode of the 'Grilling’ JR' podcast, the story behind Jake Roberts’ drug abuse being used in a storyline.
Check out the highlights below.
"Poor taste. It was in poor taste, you know. Color it any way you want, rationalize any way you want … I’m not a big fan of utilizing religion or politics, or personal demons, things like that, in a storyline. In a storyline surrounding fake fighting."
"It’s easy. Who else would have come up with that stupid sh*t? Russo came up with a lot of great ideas. And he came up with some that weren’t so great. That was one of them in my opinion.
And if it was edgy or different, whether we thought it would work or wouldn’t work, Vince would usually go along with it because it was different and edgy. And it took him farther away from being recognized as a pro wrestling promoter than an entertainment impresario.
And that’s what he wanted to be. That’s what he is today, he’s a multimedia mogul. He is not a pro wrestling promoter."
Do you remember the Jake Roberts drug abuse storyline?