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« on: December 08, 2012, 10:10:46 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2012, 06:22:36 PM »

Jake did some phone interview not too long ago in which he said that if Vince offered him any spot in the company, he would take it; although it would most likely be in some type of backstage capacity.

I think I posted the interview on here a while back. Jake admitted that he's made and acted on some very piss-poor decisions, apologized to Vince and the WWF, and basically was proclaiming that he had straightened out his life and was pleading for the old man to give him one more chance despite not deserving it.

The sad part is that Jake was one of the greatest and most brilliant all around workers EVER in the business, but he was also probably the least stable, too. He's turned his life around numerous times only to relapse, each time returning deeper and deeper into the proverbial hole he is currently in.

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 04:11:17 PM »

I blame Kevin Sullivan.  Jake was a face in the Mid-Atlantic but when he went to Florida, Sullivan brainwashed him along with Mark Lewin.  Jake knee-lifted a bleached blonde, former Black Jack Mulligan, Jr. now turned Barry Windham, through a wooden ringside partition and it was all down hill from there.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 05:49:46 AM »

Gotta give DDP credit for undertaking this project.

So he loses the 50 lbs, straightens up, who does he wrestle in his fairwell match? (Pepier vs Jake?) Could make a great Wrestlemania moment
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 01:03:45 PM »

I think I posted in the past about how I would like to see him used.  Before Heath Slater was mixed into this crappy 3MB gig, he had a gig of challenging retired superstars and losing.  I would have liked to see Jake to come along and start managing him.  You remember how Eddie used to accompany Chavo to the ring for his singles matches and stand there hanging his head in shame as Chavo got the shit kicked out of him?  Same thing here.  Sometimes post match Jake would get pissed and DDT Slater for not listening to him.  Or sometimes Jake would sneak in while Slater and the ref wasn't looking, DDT the other wrestler and Slater would turn around all surprised and still manage to lose the match because he took too long to cover him.

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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 07:49:37 AM »

I think I posted in the past about how I would like to see him used.  Before Heath Slater was mixed into this crappy 3MB gig, he had a gig of challenging retired superstars and losing.  I would have liked to see Jake to come along and start managing him.  You remember how Eddie used to accompany Chavo to the ring for his singles matches and stand there hanging his head in shame as Chavo got the shit kicked out of him?  Same thing here.  Sometimes post match Jake would get pissed and DDT Slater for not listening to him.  Or sometimes Jake would sneak in while Slater and the ref wasn't looking, DDT the other wrestler and Slater would turn around all surprised and still manage to lose the match because he took too long to cover him.


This would make a very good angle. For that reason, it has no place in the current WWE program.
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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 12:38:16 PM »

Former wrestler uses yoga to transform lives



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Former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has a new career as a fitness guru with his company DDP Yoga.



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When sidelined with a career ending injury, former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page created his own brand of yoga to whip himself back into shape.



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Former pro wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has created his own fitness craze with DDP Yoga, which has fostered an online community of some 12,000 people, who share yoga tips and encouragement.



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Yoga-based exercises and a health diet regimen created by former professional wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has helped his ring mentor Jake "the Snake" Roberts lose 50 pounds and get his life back in order.



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Jake "the Snake" Roberts, a former professional wrestler, is battling new opponents -- poor health, drug and alcohol addiction and weight -- with the help of former ring-meister turned yoga and healthy-eating guru Diamond Dallas Page. Page has gained a new career and following since his days as a heavyweight champion.


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This house in Smyrna, with its manicured lawn, tasteful Christmas decorations and plush confines, could be a fitting abode for Martha Stewart.

You don’t expect to be greeted at the door by a couple of grizzled former professional wrestlers.

Inside, the irony thickens like one of former WCW world heavyweight champion Diamond Dallas Page’s biceps. A Christmas tree wrapped in strands of twinkling white and blue lights stands in a corner. A collection of Santa figurines pack a bookshelf.

That air of positivity is necessary. The house is ground zero for the retired wrestler’s second career as a fitness guru and, more poignantly, a possible last hope for his friend and former mentor, Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

Page is the developer, CEO, owner and face of DDP Yoga, a growing health and fitness company with a line of instructional DVDs.

Roberts, who once taught Page the ins and outs of the wrestling business, is now the student, attempting to restore a life battered by addiction and physical and financial ruin.

He is Page’s work in progress, striding forward while occasionally lurching back a step.

The living room furniture pushed aside, Page, wearing workout gear and a bandana, spreads out yoga mats. Tattooed guns — wrestler talk for pumped-up arms — protrude from a tank top.

A looming figure shrouded in a bath robe stands watching. Roberts, his salt-and-pepper curls pulled back in a pony tail, sips coffee and watches as a cameraman prepares to shoot their yoga session.

“I have a lot of stuff to overcome,” Roberts said later. “But I’m not going to go down and I’m not going to give up.”

Known to wrestling fans throughout the 1980s and ’90s as the menacing Jake “The Snake,” Roberts resembles someone’s dad or young grandfather. In reality he’s both, a job he admits he hasn’t handled well.

Redemption is the reason he is here. There is a long list of former wrestlers who have ended up dead or maimed, a fate Roberts stiving to avoid by shedding weight, trying to restore his body and overcoming addiction. Regarded by fans as one of the best performers of all time, his more recent televised appearances had been his intoxicated meltdowns on celebrity TV gossip shows.

He is featured in a documentary “Beyond the Mat,” drug-addicted, trying to reconcile with a daughter and still wrestling small-town venues. YouTube clips feature an out of shape “Snake” rambling incoherently at wrestling events.

If all goes as he hopes, Roberts’ next video highlights could play out as inspirationally as a “Rocky” movie.

Page’s newfound status as a health guru and practitioner of the smooth art of yoga was not planned.

“The first 42 years of my life, I was a guy who wouldn’t be caught dead doing yoga,” he said with a chuckle.

An potential career-ending injury led him to it. After ruptured discs sidelined him in 1999, doctors told him he’d never perform again. But Page was willing to try whatever it took, even yoga.

Within three weeks, the pain was lessened, he was becoming more flexible and he felt better. He began tailoring a workout to fit his needs, weaving in rehab exercises, calisthenics, mixed martial arts and dynamic resistance. It morphed into DDP Yoga.

In less than three months he was back in the ring. At age 43, he became WCW world heavyweight champion.

Page partnered with pal Dr. Craig Aaron to craft the business and exercise program. Their book, “Yoga For Regular Guys: The Best Damn Workout on the Planet!”, came out in 2004.

After a slow start, DDP Yoga is thriving. Inspirational stories from clients such as Arthur Boorman helped him go viral.

Boorman’s YouTube video, with more than 7 million views, shows the 40-something disabled veteran using Page’s system to transform from obese and barely able to walk to a poster child for reclaimed fitness.

DDPYoga.com has a community of some 12,000 members. The biggest success story may become Jake Roberts.

As Page’s business took off, Roberts’ life was fading. The men had remained friends and stayed in touch. But early last year when Page was checking on Roberts by phone, he could tell something was wrong.

“He sounded like he was near death,” Page said. “I was horrified.”

A series of concussions Roberts suffered while wrestling had causing synapses in his brain to misfire. As a result his hands and feet were stiff and curled. Roberts had ballooned to 305 pounds and fallen deeper into addiction, numbing his pain with alcohol and crack cocaine.

He said he didn’t want to live.

Page offered him a way out. Without pushing, Page suggested DDP Yoga. If Roberts was willing to do the work and help himself, Page was there to aid him along with way.

“I agreed to do it just to get him off the damn phone,” Roberts said. “It’s hard to hear the truth when you’re an addict.”

Roberts received the DVDs and the accompanying dietary plan in the mail. But his damaged body wouldn’t allow him to go from standing, down to the ground and back up again. He stuck to the diet suggestions, however, and lost nine pounds in 10 days.

Page, with documentary filmmaker Steve Yu in tow, visited Roberts at his Texas home and, with his permission, began to chronicle Roberts’ progress. The first session showed how far they had to go. Huffing and puffing, Roberts was in such poor physical shape he could not do the exercises. After five minutes, Page ended the session.

Roberts’ shame tuned to anger.

“Whether it was by design or not, it put me in a rage,” Roberts said. “I was going to do it if it killed me. That was the magic moment.”

Roberts persevered and gave Page hope. The pair struck a deal. If Roberts agreed to do DDP Yoga and lost 30 pounds, Page would move him to Atlanta, help Roberts with his bills and film his transformation for a documentary. This would be a godsend for Roberts. He was physically, emotionally and financially broken.

In six weeks Roberts shed 30 pounds. He came off drugs cold turkey. Though he continued drinking, that would soon change.

Flying to Atlanta after a personal appearance, Roberts downed four beers and blacked out. He doesn’t remember arriving at the airport, much less finding Page and a camera crew filming the setback. Humiliated and furious, Roberts contemplated leaving.

Instead, the next morning he called his doctor to request a prescription for Antabuse, a drug that makes the user violently ill if he drinks alcohol. Roberts also began attending recovery meetings.

“I’m an alcoholic and drug addict,” Roberts said. “I don’t do things in half-measures. If I have a million drinks, it’s not enough, yet one is too many. I know I can’t drink.”

Roberts continues in the DDP Yoga program and has lost 50 pounds in total. The stiffness in his hands and feet are gone.

Page said he knows the old Jake, “but I don’t know this guy. This is a new one, a guy who wants to own his life.”

If this happens, Page is willing to make a place for Roberts in the company. The hope he could provide other potential DDP Yoga clients suffering from addiction would be invaluable, Page said.

“Page, for whatever reason, is doing this to help me,” Roberts said. “Maybe it’s because he feels like he owes me something from the past or that it will help his program. I don’t believe that. I believe it’s because he loves me.”

Roberts’ eyes moisten and he begins to weep.

“This is the toughest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he said. “But it’s also the one thing in my life that I really want. I would trade my success in wrestling in a heartbeat for sobriety and the chance to be a man.”
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2012, 12:51:46 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2012, 12:58:23 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2012, 12:45:35 PM »

Its so sad to see Jake like this. Last time i saw him he was sitting shirtless at my parents dining room table drinking with my dad. (It was about a month before he died.) That was a pretty common site for a while. I hope DDP can help him. It also wouldnt surprise me if a lot of this stuff they're filming is a work. I only think that way because i was raised by a wrestler.

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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2013, 06:56:18 AM »

I actually enjoy doing yoga, but what a puff piece of an article.

"at 43, he won the WCW championship..."

So yoga can help me win the "championship" of a dying Federation of a "sport" most people take as seriously as the "sport" of bodybuilding.

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« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2013, 08:39:01 AM »

I actually enjoy doing yoga, but what a puff piece of an article.

"at 43, he won the WCW championship..."

So yoga can help me win the "championship" of a dying Federation of a "sport" most people take as seriously as the "sport" of bodybuilding.

Oh, brother  Roll Eyes


Well, DDP's yoga "business" supposedly wasn't doing so great in the beginning. He needs to market it somehow.
The video with the fat Asian veteran was good - very inspiring. It looks like they're trying to do the same thing with Jake.

The reality is that DDP's success came not from yoga, but in the form of being good friends with the president of the multi-million dollar company in which he was working.
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2013, 11:26:58 AM »

I actually enjoy doing yoga, but what a puff piece of an article.






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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2013, 07:58:18 PM »

Oh, brother  Roll Eyes



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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 05:53:37 AM »

http://www.newsday.com/sports/pro-wrestling/jake-the-snake-roberts-to-move-in-with-diamond-dallas-page-train-for-one-last-pro-wrestling-run-1.4163588


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« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 05:59:19 AM »



I sincerely hope he gets his shit together, but I'm sure this "documentary" will include a lot of worked footage, just like most so-called reality series. Jake's straightened up several times before, but it usually doesn't last.
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« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 08:34:35 AM »

just read in the benoit book how the dynamite kid used to throw hot coffee and poke jake's snake with steroid needles back in the day just to bully him.jake that is.
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« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 11:51:47 AM »

just read in the benoit book how the dynamite kid used to throw hot coffee and poke jake's snake with steroid needles back in the day just to bully him.jake that is.


Tom Billington had a mile-wide mean streak in him. I'm sure the last twenty years have been a very humbling experience for him.
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« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 02:38:12 PM »

just read in the benoit book how the dynamite kid used to throw hot coffee and poke jake's snake with steroid needles back in the day just to bully him.jake that is.

Dynamite's an idiot.. What goes around, comes around.
Bullied lots of people. The douche..
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« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 02:38:17 PM »


Tom Billington had a mile-wide mean streak in him. I'm sure the last twenty years have been a very humbling experience for him.

Hard to feel sorry for the guy.
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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 02:45:14 PM »

Hard to feel sorry for the guy.


I have tons of respect for what he did in wrestling, but I've never respected anything I've read or heard about him as a person.
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2013, 03:02:43 PM »

He seems to be doing much better.

Will be interesting to see how he continues.

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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 05:42:42 PM »

The DDP Yoga program is really good for home dvd for a night off and something different from weights. 
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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2013, 06:06:03 PM »

The DDP Yoga program is really good for home dvd for a night off and something different from weights. 


Did you buy them?
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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2013, 06:08:21 PM »


Did you buy them?

Yes 2x 

One for my obese friend who is a pos

One for my GF - but i kept em and do them on my days off.   They are really good.   Its sort of more than regular yoga, but less than cardio. 

It will stretch you out and you feel great after 
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