During a recent appearance on Eric Bischoff’s “Bischoff on Wrestling” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jake The Snake Roberts discussed his “Snake Pit” segment and how it was very similar to Roddy Piper’s “Piper’s Pit” segment. You can check out some highlights below:
Eric Bischoff: You ended up with a version of Piper’s Pit called The Snake Pit. Roddy Piper, bless his soul, did that create any heat with Roddy? He could be a little territorial.
Jake Roberts: Yeah, yeah, he was a little schizo at times. I don’t know that it did. It may have. I was never around Roddy much of the time. He was a big time loner because he was always worried that somebody was coming for his job. I was never worried somebody was coming after my job. I did The Snake Pit for a period of time. I didn’t really enjoy it because, for me, I wasn’t selfish enough to have that. Roddy was a guy where you gave him the Pit and he went out there and made it about him. He came out getting his hand raised in those things and a push out of it for him. I, myself, felt obligated to help everybody. As far as a vehicle that helped push me up the ladder? I don’t think it really helped me much.