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Jake Roberts/DDP article on Yahoo

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:50 pm    Post subject: Jake Roberts/DDP article on Yahoo Reply with quote

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/diamond-dallas-page-and-the-resurrection-of-jake--the-snake--roberts-152019556.html

The article's headline implies it's mostly about Jake, but it's more about comparing and contrasting Jake with DDP and how Page has tried to intervene in getting Jake to straighten out his life.

On one hand, we can say "good luck with that" given how many times Roberts keeps falling off the wagon.

On the other hand, it would be interesting to compare and contrast DDP with guys like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan, the latter two being the perfect examples of marks for themselves who can't figure out how to handle life now that they can't keep living as their characters, with one who has no one else to suck dry and the other who is about to reach that point.

Meanwhile, say what you want about DDP but he figured out how to make a comfortable living after pro wrestling and is nowhere near the mark for himself that Flair and Hogan are.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting piece.
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