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Jake Roberts on The Kliq in WWE, Thinks Cliques Are Bad for the Business

January 25, 2023 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– During the latest edition of The Snake Pit podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jake Roberts shared his thoughts on The Kliq gaining power in WWE, along with the issues caused by Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels’ real-life backstage rivalry. Below are some highlights (via WrestlingInc.com):

Jake Roberts on not fitting in with cliques or The Kliq: “I didn’t fit in. I wasn’t part of The Kliq. I’ve never been a cliquey guy, man. I don’t believe in cliques. I think they’re wrong, I think they’re wrong for the business. Friendship is one thing, but when you start trying to run a company by your influence and forcing people to do things that they don’t want done because you have the power, it’s not good.”

On his reaction when Vince McMahon had to have a conference call with Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart to put their differences aside to work a match with each other: “When I first heard about that, I said, ‘Vince, fire both of them motherf***ers. Fire both, man. They’re not helping your f***ing company. They’re jacking your company off. They’re playing you.’ Are you kidding me?”