Jake Roberts Recalls Reaction to Jerry Lawler Trying to Make Him Drink at SummerSlam 821796

Jake Roberts was part of an infamous 1996 angle where Jerry Lawler mocked his alcoholism and tried to force-feed him alcohol, and he recalled his reaction to it in a new interview. Roberts spoke with Inside the Ropes for an interview and was asked about the storyline, which included a segment at SummerSlam 1996 where Lawler tried to make him drink a bottle of bourbon. You can see the highlights below:

On what he thought of the segment: Well, I thought it was a horrible thing for McMahon to ask me to do. It was cheap, it was disrespectful, it didnt prove a damn thing other than the fact that Vince McMahons an asshole, so there you go. Lawler, hes in the the same boat. Both a**holes.

On how he’s doing physically now: You know, Ive got some issues that I have to watch, but its getting better all the time because I did quit smoking. Thats really hard to do. I will be around for a long time, I have grandkids I want to hang out with now. I want to make somebody else miserable, so have fun. Yeah, Im doing much better.

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