Wrestling legend Jake 'The Snake' Roberts explains how a clumsy opponent helped him invent the DDT

5 June 2016 / 4 months 3 weeks ago

The DDT is arguably one of the most famous finishing moves in wrestling history.

It’s also one of the more believable, reports BroBible.

That quick face plant to the canvas, that’s believable.

It was also completely accidental, according to the originator, wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts. Roberts explained the backstory of the DDT and how it all really happened thanks to a clumsy opponent.

"Yeah, it was an accident. I was in the ring wrestling. I had a front facelock on a guy. He stepped on my feet and we fell backwards. He went on his head. I went on my back. And the fans went “OOOOHH.”

"I went, “Wait a minute; I’ve got something here.” And I started working on it, and come with it, and named it after the poison that everybody outlawed.

"I picked up the paper one day, and the front page was “[DDT] outlawed.” I was like, “Wait a minute. Very cool.” They had … “[DDT] poison to the brain.” I said, “Way cool.”

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