Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Fight Sports

WWE legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts diagnosed with cancer

See also

According to a Feb. 23 report from TMZ, WWE legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts has been diagnosed with cancer.

Roberts, 58, revealed he has a cancerous tumor behind his knee and that he will undergo emergency surgery to remove it.

Since Roberts caught the cancer in its very early stages, there's a great chance he'll survive and recover from the surgery quickly.

Roberts says he still plans to attend the upcoming WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New Orleans, as he joins The Ultimate Warrior in the class of inductees for 2014.

"If the devil can't defeat me, cancer doesn't stand a chance in hell! Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease 'cause The Snake will be just fine," Roberts said.

Roberts is perhaps best known for his stints in the WWF - the first between 1986 and 92, and the second between 1996 and '97.

Throughout his pro wrestling career, Roberts was a fan favorite for his intense promo videos, his dark, charming presence and his signature DDT maneuver.

Roberts brought a snake to the ring whenever he had a bout, and WWE fans absolutely loved it.

"The Snake" recently returned to the WWE towards the end of a recent episode of "Old School Raw," as he put his snake, Damien, on The Shield's Dean Ambrose. Roberts' appearance on "Raw" seemed to signal a new era for him.

WWE fans believed his cameo would lead to many more appearances by Roberts.

Roberts was rumored to appear at the WWE 2014 Royal Rumble, but that one would never come to fruition.

Time will tell how his new ordeal with play out. Thoughts and prayers go out to the Roberts family at this time.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Weird Al
    Weird Al is making sure you don't forget about his new album by releasing a video every day
    Music Buzz
  • Mike Priefer
    The Vikings suspend Mike Priefer for three games after allegations of anti-gay remarks
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Beer
    Outdoor festival to celebrate beer and superheroes during San Diego Comic-Con
    Comic-Con News
  • Mayhem Tour
    The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour rolls through Detroit with insane performances
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Supernatural
    As fans wait for new episodes, we are sharing 'Supernatural' season 10 spoilers
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Chris Jericho
    WWE Battleground brought fans some big shockers at the pay-per-view-event
    Fight Sports

Related Videos:

  • Brock Lesnar is slated to appear on WWE Monday Night Raw one night after Battleground
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517863682" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517863682&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Chris Jericho took on Bray Wyatt at WWE Battleground
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518295298" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518295298&autoStart=true"></div>
  • John Cena is set to compete at WWE Battleground
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518307841" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518307841&autoStart=true"></div>