Jake Roberts On How The Wrestling Business Wasn’t A Breeding Ground For New Talent In The Late 1980s

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WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts took to an episode of his Snake Pit podcast, where he talked about a number of topics including how much he used to pay for rental cars back in the 80s.

Roberts said, “I haven’t calculated that up but you might as well figure $100 a night for a hotel and $60 for a rental car back then. Oh my god. So 160 Every day? Yeah, if I’ve got to travel, I want something that’s comfortable.”

He also talked about how the wrestling business was no longer a breeding ground for new talent in the late 1980s.

“It’s disappointing Because you realized, you know, I looked ahead to see what it was gonna cost us. And one thing it caused was, it was no longer a breeding ground for new talent. You know, for guys that are starting, there was no place to go. And that was sad. And I think a few years later, we all paid for that. Yeah. And there was a lull in the business, simply because there was no fresh blood.”

You can check out the complete podcast in the video below.