This week's edition of "WWE Monday Night Raw" saw a number of old-school wrestlers return for a special appearance. However, no one expected what happened as the show was closing. According to WWE.com on Jan. 6, Jake "The Snake" Roberts made his long awaited WWE return and looked better than ever.
Roberts has been out of the WWE for years, as he battled drug and alcohol addiction problems. His life seemed to spiral out of control until his friend Diamond Dallas Page came to the rescue. Roberts had tried, and failed, at rehab stints and Page had something new for him to try.
Roberts moved in to Page's Atlanta home, known as the "Accountability Crib" and started working out with Page's patented DDP Yoga program. It has now been over a year and Roberts has been drug free the entire time. He also underwent surgery to fix his hip and has also been alcohol free outside of one slip up last year.
Jake Roberts said that his goal was to return for the WWE Royal Rumble, but has backed off on that, knowing that a person should only set goals that they can achieve on their own and the Royal Rumble could only be achieved if others allowed it to happen.
By the end of this week's "WWE Monday Night Raw," fans had seen Diamond Dallas Page join other legends like Ted DiBiase, IRS, Nikoli Volkoff, 2-Cool, Ric Flair and more. The main event then saw two more legends, the New Age Outlaws, stand at ringside with CM Punk and he battled Roman Reigns, with The Shield at his side.
When the match ended, The Shield tried an attack but then music started playing, and Jake "The Snake" Roberts shocked the WWE crowd by walking out with his snake in a bag. The show ended with Roberts lying his snake on Dean Ambrose and the celebrating with CM Punk and the New Age Outlaws as "WWE Monday Night Raw" went off the air.
It had to be a dream come true for Jake "The Snake" Roberts on his road to recovery thanks to the WWE.