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Jake "The Snake" Roberts
Aurelian Smith, Jr.
  • Birthdate: 05/30/1955 (age 59)
  • Height: 6'6"
  • Weight: 249 Ib

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Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer

-- It is being reported that this year's Royal Rumble did 322,000 buys in North America and 176,000 buys overseas for a total of 498,000 buys. This number is up from the 438,000 buys that last year's did, as well as the 446,000 buys in 2011 and the 462,000 in 2010; in fact, if the number holds it will be the largest since the 2008 Rumble did 533,000 buys.

The majority of the difference between this year and last is in North American viewers; the 2012 Rumble did 272,000 domestic and 166,000 overseas buys.

-- Arda Ocal posted to Twitter that he talked to Jake "The Snake" Roberts over the weekend. Ocal noted that Roberts has been sober for 111 days, which is the longest he has been clean since he was ten. Roberts has also lost seventy-five pounds (down to 230 pounds) since he moved into Diamond Dallas Page's Accountability House.