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Jake "The Snake" Implodes

9/15/2008 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Forget everything you knew about wrestling legend Jake "the Snake" Roberts -- all that appears to remain is Jake the Junkie.
Jake Roberts: Click to view!
TMZ has obtained extremely disturbing footage of the former WWF superstar -- and former substance abuse rehab patient -- self-destructing during a live benefit event in Ohio over the weekend.

The footage shows a stumbling, overweight, rambling Roberts struggling to form a coherent sentence, while addressing the crowd moments before his match in the Firestorm Pro Wrestling league.

But the story behind the scenes is even more tragic. According to several sources, the 53-year-old legend was found passed out backstage moments before he was scheduled to perform. We're told when Snake was woken up, he was aggressive, violent and asking for "an 8-ball."

We're also told nearly two dozen empty airplane bottles of vodka were found by his gear.

During the match, Roberts was clearly unable to perform, barely responding to the barrage of "fake blows" he received from the other wrestler, J.T. Lightning. Around one minute into the match, Roberts' opponent -- clearly frustrated with the situation -- whispers to the ref to end the fight. Afterwards, Lightning grabbed the mic and told Roberts, "I've wrestled drug addicts ... you are a piece of s**t, Snake. You gypped these people. F**k you."

Click to view the gallery!After the verbal assault, Jake pulled down the front of his pants and exposed his penis to the crowd.

Backstage, the madness continued. People close to the situation tell us Snake broke his hand punching a wall, then ran into the street crying. An ambulance and police were called to the scene, but Roberts, who refused medical treatment, was not arrested.

Calls to Jake's rep have not yet been returned.
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name withheld    

nope, don't care

2208 days ago
2.

FlBiker    

Still has more class than Hulk Hogan or his hideous family!

2208 days ago
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john biggs    

No one wants to see this. How about you remove it.

2208 days ago
4.

yeahright    

the aftermath of the mcmahon family

2208 days ago
5.

puna buddy    

NO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SAY IT AINT SO....SNAKE YOU DID NOT RUN OUT IN THE STREET CRYING LIKE A LITTLE B@#$H!!!!!!!!!

WHT IS THAT TEACHING THE HILLBULLY REDNECKS OF TOMMOROW
THIS IS SAD

2208 days ago
6.

greenpatch    

This is horrible another burnt out WWF wrestler. Have not seen one positive person come out of the WWF.

2208 days ago
7.

artie help    

this is a snuff film take it off you ambulance chasing rats.

2208 days ago
8.

hahahaha    

Remember when Alice Cooper came out to the stage with Jake?

Sorry to see Jake in this condition. I hope better things for his future.

2208 days ago
9.

Barfalufugus    

I feel so sorry for him. He's so out of it and he doesn't even know it. He doesn't know he is an absolute joke to the crowd.

2208 days ago
10.

Me    

I hope he gets the help he needs before it is too late. He looks so sad and alone. He clearly wants and needs help

2208 days ago
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joe miceli    

funny how the 2nd guy who gets in the ring with jake thinks he can still make this all work out - those were some deady slo- mo kidney shots he was laying on the snake!

poor jake though - hopefully they no longer trust him to carry that 8 foot python with him to the ring

2208 days ago
12.

CoolGirl2008    

Nobody is that upset about Breet Farvre going to the Jets.

2208 days ago
13.

JC    

What kind of sick freak exposes himself one minute, then runs away crying the next. Good example for kids about what not to do.

2208 days ago
14.

malik    

Damn Jake...Via Con Dios or whoever you need to walk with my friend to get some help...let this be a lesson to everyone...plan ahead, develop multiple skill sets...'cause just because your fifteen minutes is up doesn't mean the rest of your life is over...when i retired from pro ball it took me years to get over center stage in the "arena" but I had other skills to fall back on besides making tackles...it kept me going until I could get used to the absence of the spot-light...people without other skills find life outside the spot-light very dark indeed...i mean what is there for you to do when you have no education and no skills except wrestling and you are too old to wrestle "primetime" anymore?

2208 days ago
15.

Mushu    

Is you have any sense of compassion, you will take this story down. This man needs help. This is a new low for you guys.

2208 days ago
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