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Jake the Snake

I Lost 70 Lbs Doing Yoga

& I'm Ready to Rumble!

7/28/2013 11:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jake the Snake
has downward-dogged his way to a better life ... the wrestling legend sweated off nearly 70lbs doing an intense yoga program ... and now he's hoping to get back in the ring.

The program Jake's been on was created by fellow wrestler Diamond Dallas Page -- called DDP Yoga -- and we're told Jake's been doing it for about 9 months now.

Diamond Dallas tells us ... a year ago when he met Jake he was "over 300lbs, on the booze, pain pills and crack." FYI -- it's well known that Jake suffered from substance abuse for years.

DDP tells us, he started Jake on the program, doing 1 or 2 sessions a day and eating clean. He says Jake not only shed the weight ... but it helped keep him clean and sober for months.

DDP says Jake now has a new goal (other than acting) -- doing one more Royal Rumble.

Jake tells TMZ ... he's making that goal a reality, explaining, "I will never give up ... I want a life again and I am pursuing that. The Rumble will define it."

Now check out Jake transforming ...

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BigMunKnee    

If Jake The Snake, Scott Hall, and/or DDP happen upon this comment, I wish you ALL the BEST OF LUCK in your journey[ies]. Between the three of you, you have provided COUNTLESS amounts of MEMORIES for wrestling fans AROUND THE WORLD, for DECADES!! Jake & Scott,...you CAN beat your demons, because THIS TIME, you've got DDP in your corner. A TRUE FRIEND, and someone who CARES about you both!! Not some "clinics" or "quack-docs" who's only ambitions or intentions are to TAKE YOUR $$$$!!!

And how ironic; If Jake was in this "battle" with his demons 20 years ago, and if the internet were around (essentially/practically/widely) then, this article would have HUNDREDS, if not THOUSANDS of replies! My point; wrestling entertainment is EXPONENTIALLY LARGER today, than it has been COLLECTIVELY, since it's beginning days!

Lookin' good Jake/Scott!! Keep it up guys! You deserve it!! And a BIG SHOUT OUT to DDP for his TRUE care/concern/dedication/help he's giving towards his FRIENDS!!

360 days ago
32.

cdm    

I had to comment because this man looked way better before the weight loss...the after picture looks rough dude!

360 days ago
33.

Tesla_Consulting    

'Tanning Mom' detoxed so hard, she had seizure. The struggle never stops. Ever.

359 days ago
34.

LP    

To all you jackoffs here saying "it's a publicity stunt" how about you go look up the story of Arthur Bowman on youtube. It's amazing what being clean and eating cleaner and actually moving your fat asses off the couch can do for someone that has been beaten up. Jake has come a long long way since last year. Jake had fallen off the wagon but got right back on it and is back on the meds and going to AA every day. So instead of judging people how about you shut up, put your money where your mouth is and TRY IT!

359 days ago
35.

blix2006    

DDP is doing the same for scott hall who has been fighting with demons for years and its great to see them both turning there lives around thanks to ddp

358 days ago
36.

CT    

Jake, you are one of my favorite wrestlers from the days of WWF. Watching you achieve this goal is very inspiring to your fans such as myself. I hope that you'll be able to go back into the ring, but only if you're ready and your shoulder is okay! Staying sober is a daily struggle, but you have people rooting for you! Be strong! Ignore the haters! You can do it!

358 days ago
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