Jake Roberts Discloses Last Conversation He Had With Ultimate Warrior
Jake Roberts and The Ultimate Warrior were at odds for many years
Jake Roberts is regarded as one of the greatest heels in WWE history, with his famous heel turn in 1991 beginning when he turned on The Ultimate Warrior, with a feud between the two planned to run until SummerSlam.
However, the feud never happened after The Ultimate Warrior was fired by WWE, and on the DDP Snake Pit podcast, Roberts revealed how he bore a grudge against Warrior until the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014 due to Warrior's actions at the time:
“I went to his (The Warrior’s) locker room and knocked, and he cut a promo on my ass [in 1991 when the two were to discuss a potential feud]. He told me he didn’t care about me. He didn’t care about my family. But if he’s going to work with me, I have to be on time. I had to be sure to not miss any shots and that I better not flunk no drug test, and yada, yada, yada. He just read me the riot act. He never did look me in the eye, just stomping around the room in a circle back and forth marching around. I’m like, ‘Okay’, and he goes, ‘Okay, get out.’ He dismissed me. I was so f****** angry at the way he treated me.
“Then we started doing all these vignettes. I had to take time off, which meant no money to do these vignettes to where we’re going to line it up and work with The Warrior. What happens? The SummerSlam in the Garden, he holds Vince McMahon up for a million dollars. They had to bring a million dollars in cash to him at the arena. They had to have two guards to get that money out of there to wherever he wanted it to go before he would go to the ring.
“Now I’m hearing this stuff and I’m thinking, ‘This is not cool. This is not good’, knowing that tomorrow I start my program with him. After his match, I found out there’s not going to be a tomorrow because Vince McMahon, and I was standing right beside him when he fired him, said, ‘You’re fired. Get the f*** out of my building.’
“So I go to the Hall of Fame, and I’m wanting to get my two cents worth because of the way he treated me in the locker room. I wanted to knock him out. That was in the back of my mind. I turned the corner and he was right there. I stopped and he looked at me and said, ‘Jake, please let me apologise to you.’ He was so humble and so sincere. My mouth just fell open. Is this same damn guy? He said, ‘I know I screwed you out of millions. I’m so sorry.’ Then he turned around and made himself available for my kids and my grandchildren, and I had to let it go.”