The feud between Jake “The Snake” Roberts and The Honky Tonk Man continues nearly thirty years after the two faced off at WrestleMania III in front of over 93,000 fans.
During a recent podcast interview, Roberts explained why he considers The Honky Tonk Man to be a “real piece of s**t.”
Alice Cooper was absolutely talented and great; to be on that stage with over 93,000 fans, he almost passes out because it was just too much of a rush for him. It was pretty funny because he was sliding down my arms because he didn’t want fall down the end of the ring and fall forward, it was a long ways down. Working with the Honky Tonk Man at the time was okay, but since then he has become a real piece of s**t, you know, because he’s trying to buy people’s names and own them, and if you try to use your name you would have to pay him.
He has tried it with too many people now. He has a few names under his belt; he took The Patriot, he has the trademark registration, so now any money that is made by The Patriot, the money goes to him. He even tried that with my name–can you believe that? That scumbag piece of s*it also owns Jim Duggan’s name. I hate to be The Honky Tonk Man when Jim Duggan gets a hold of him. It’s not going to be pretty.
I ran into him recently and I just stared at him. The man has no balls; he just ducked his head and just sucked up to some girl that was working for him at the Con. I’ve seen it in the past where he would dress his son up and call him The Patriot and cheap the fans out of money and sell them bogus Patriot stuff, it’s like, come on man. What are you? I guess that is what drunks do; I used to be a drunk but I never did anything that dumb.
The Honky Tonk Man responded to Roberts’ accusations with the following tweet.
@PeterBahi I decided not to trademark his name since I thought he would not live very much longer, investment would not be worth it!
— Honky Tonk Man® (@OfficialHTM) November 22, 2016