I thought `If you’re ever going to get him ((his father)) to love you, you’ll have to better than he is at what he does ((wrestling)). So I went out to the ring, and I jumped in there and got the crap beat out of me. And when I walked back in that locker-room, he looked at me and said, `Son, I’m ashamed of you. You’ll never amount to anything.`, and walked away. And that’s when I gave up my dreams. I said, `Okay, I got it, if it’s the last thing I’ll do, I’ll shove this business up his rear.` And guess what? I did it. And guess what? It didn’t matter.
|—||Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts talking about his father ((who is known as pro wrestler Grizzly Smith, real name Aurelian Smith.|