Jake 'The Snake' Roberts: If the devil can't defeat me, cancer doesn't stand a chance in hell
The Snake is credited to have invented the DDT
WWE wrestler and soon to be Hall of Famer Jake 'The Snake' Roberts has been diagnosed with cancer.
The wrestling legend says he will go under the knife this week to have a 'half dollar-sized' tumour removed from behind his knee.
He was defiant in the face of the emergency surgery, telling TMZ: "If the devil can't defeat me, cancer doesn't stand a chance in hell!
"Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease 'cause The Snake will be just fine."
Doctors urged Roberts to have the tumour operated on immediately, after results came back last Monday that revealed it is growing into his muscle tissue.
The Snake hopes to be back on the circuit as early as next month however, at a scheduled appearance at a Jersey Championship Wrestling event on March 14.
He is also due to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at Wrestlemania 30 in April, alongside Ultimate Warrior and Lita.
Wrestling fans can watch Roberts' matches in glorious HD as of yesterday, when the WWE Network launched offering access to thousands of old wrestling events.
- 1 The difference between a migrant and refugee, in one sentence
- 2 Miley Cyrus calls out hypocrisy of women’s nipples being taboo
- 3 Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila kicked off show after 'describing Hitler as a good man'
- 4 iPhone 5c to be discontinued, no iPhone 6c to replace it
The difference between a migrant and refugee, in one sentence
Spain accused of 'provocation' after letting Russian submarine refuel off Gibraltar
Allonautilus scrobiculatus: World's 'rarest' creature spotted for only the third time ever
Miley Cyrus calls out hypocrisy of women’s nipples being taboo
Celebrity Big Brother 2015: Tila Tequila kicked off show after 'describing Hitler as a good man'
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn accused of 'deluding' young supporters with 'claptrap'
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Iain Duncan Smith calls for urgent ESA overhaul as part of drive to cut down welfare costs
£20000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An Internal Recruiter (manufact...
£50000 - £55000 per annum + 25 days holidays & benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Man...
£40000 - £48000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This software company specialis...
£28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: A successful organisation...