Jake Roberts Hits Out At Shawn Michaels For Not Selling In Matches


Shawn Michaels may be considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but Jake “The Snake” Roberts has an issue with HBK’s selling.

Michaels worked with some of wrestling’s all-time greats throughout his wrestling career, which ended in 2010 with a loss to The Undertaker (though he came out of retirement for Crown Jewel 2018.)


While speaking on his The Snake Pit podcast, Roberts said that Michaels is an exceptional performer, but believes he should have sold more for others.

“I knew the kid was gonna make it. I didn’t know he would make it to where he did. I don’t think anybody could have [predicted that]. That was just a one-in-a-million shot that he would ever get that kind of push, but he got it for whatever reason. He was excellent, no doubt about that, but I don’t know. I don’t like it when a guy goes to the ring and doesn’t sell s**t.”

Michaels and Roberts would face off in February 1985 as part of Mid South Wrestling, with Roberts getting the win with the DDT.

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