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Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. (born May 30, 1955) is a second-generation American professional wrestler, the son of former wrestler Aurelian "Grizzly" Smith. He is best known by his ring name of Jake "The Snake" Roberts, and often brought snakes into the ring, including a boa constrictor named Damien and even a de-venomed cobra, named Lucifer.
Roberts is best known for his two stints in the World Wrestling Federation—the first between 1986 and 1992, and the second between 1996 and 1997—though he also wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1983, World Championship Wrestling in 1992, and the Mexico-based Asistencia Asesoría y Administración between 1993 and 1994 and again in 1997. He appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the summer of 1997, and has made sporadic appearances for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling from 2006 through 2008.
Throughout his career he was known for his intense and cerebral promos, his dark charisma, his extensive use of psychology in his matches, and has been credited as inventor of the DDT maneuver. Roberts was also one of the subjects of the 1999 documentary film Beyond the Mat.
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|WWE WrestleMania II||Bret "Hitman" Hart||1986|
|WWE The Big Event||Jake "The Snake" Roberts||1986|
|WWE WrestleMania III||Jake "The Snake" Roberts||1987|
|WWE Survivor Series 1987||Jake "The Snake" Roberts||1987|
|WWE Royal Rumble 1988||Jake "The Snake" Roberts||1988|
|WWE WrestleMania IV||Jake "The Snake" Roberts||1988|
|WWE SummerSlam 1988||Himself||1988|
|WWE WrestleMania V||Himself||1989|
|WWE Survivor Series 1989||Himself||1989|
|WWE Royal Rumble 1990||Himself||1990|
|WWE WrestleMania VII||Himself||1991|
|WWE This Tuesday In Texas||Himself||1991|
|WWE WrestleMania VIII||Himself||1992|
|WWE SummerSlam 1996||Jake "The Snake" Roberts||1996|
|Beyond the Mat||Himself||1999|