WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts recently spoke on an episode of “DDP Snake Pit” about missing out on potentially huge matches in his career. He blamed The Ultimate Warrior’s issues with the company for missing out on a feud against the star after SummerSlam 1991.
“[Hulk] Hogan, [The Ultimate] Warrior, [Randy] Savage, any of those guys would’ve been great during the pay-per-view. Vince fired Warrior after SummerSlam and I was supposed to start the next night, and that was my big run and it ran out the door. And I will say this, for years, I hated Warrior for it,” Roberts said.
“2014 I finally got to see him again and I was contemplating attacking him from behind, of course, because I wanted to win, you know? And he beat me to the punch and opened his hands up and said, ‘Man, I screwed you over so bad. I feel so bad about that,’ and I melted … I couldn’t believe it, this guy was begging me for forgiveness … Unfortunately, three days later he was dead.”
Warrior wrote a letter to Vince McMahon threatening to no-show the pay-per-view unless he was paid $550,000 that he claimed the company owed him from his work at WrestleMania 7. McMahon ended up paying Warrior the money and then fired him immediately. Warrior’s feud with Roberts was canceled afterward.