Hope, yoga and friendship help professional wrestler get back on track

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PARK CITY — Along with the Sundance Film Festival, the Slamdance Film Festival is also taking place in Park City.

One of the films that is being featured is an incredible story with a couple of very popular sports entertainment personalities.

But this movie is more than just entertainment — it turned out to be a life-saving creation.

"The Resurrection of Jake the Snake" is a two year journey of one former professional wrestler saving the life of another wrestler through hope, and yoga.

Jake "the Snake" Roberts was one of the most popular wrestlers for three decades, named for always bringing his snake along with him to the match.

With the hard life of a wrestler, Roberts became addicted to alcohol and drugs. He was in such bad shape that sometimes he couldn't even get out of his chair.

That's when his wrestling buddy, Diamond Dallas Page, came to the rescue. Page developed a yoga routine, which along with nutrition and a positive self help program got Roberts back up and functioning again.

Watch the video in the player above for a preview of the film and more from both Page and Roberts.

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