Originally Posted by ohio_eric
I've been waiting for the reports that he is dead.
It sucks, since Saturday morning wrestling was such a huge part of my childhood, and Jake was just so fucking cool when you are a kid. He was the first antihero in wrestling, and really set the standard for that get in your head, make you scared about what he was gonna do promo. Plus, how can you get cooler than carrying a snake into the ring?
To see him as a fat, washed up junkie is just to much to handle. You don't see Rowdy Roddy Piper all trailer trashed out. Macho Man isn't smoking rocks and working the high school gyms. I know some guys never really make it as big, but the couple times he made a cameo recently, Marty Jannety didn't look like he was strung out.
So many of the boys owe their careers to that man...