PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23:  Wrestler Scott Hall from "The Resurrection of Jake The Snake Roberts" poses for a portrait at the Village at the Lift Presented by McDonald's McCafe during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2015 in Park City, Utah.  (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Jake Roberts Says That Honky Tonk Man's Snake Pit Guitar Shot Seriously Injured Him
Jake Roberts opened up about how a 1987 guitar shot he received from The Honky Tonk Man set him back both physically and mentally. The WWE Hall Of Famer was fresh off a face turn during that time and began working with Honky Tonk Man in a program. "I enjoyed working with him," Roberts said, "The only thing I didn't enjoy was that one guitar shot."
Roberts suffered major damage to his neck, as he said his C6 and C7 vertebrae were destroyed, but he wrestled for two more years before having surgery. Along with the pain, Roberts said pieces of the guitar lingered long after The Honky Tonk Man smashed it over his head, saying, "My wife picked fiberglass out of my back for about two weeks, and that s*** you can't see," he said.
The aftermath of the guitar shot led him to take pain pills way too often, and his lawyer told him that he should sue "the f***" out of WWE, but his love for wrestling caused him not to press the issue any further. He noted that Vince McMahon never brought it up, saying, "He didn't say s***. He didn't ask me how I was, he didn't ask me nothing."