There were bullets in the back of the car, the registration paperwork was nowhere to be found, and Rhyno was moments away from being arrested. It was the best rib wrestler James Storm ever pulled!
Rhyno Almost Goes to Jail!
When James Storm was once asked, "What’s the best rib you’ve played on someone or that you’ve had played on you?" he responded with a brilliant story. It went as follows:
"I can tell you one we did on Rhyno. We were doing some shows in Tennessee, and he was staying at my house with Billy Gunn.
"Billy and I went out drinking the night before the show, so we made Rhyno drive the next day. We were going to Jackson, Tennessee, and my brother is a police officer there – and he looks nothing like me. So I had my brother pull us over and mess with him.
"He did the whole windows down, hands on the steering wheel business.
"Meanwhile, I’m throwing fries, and they’re hitting Rhyno on the head, and he’s cussing at me. My brother asks for his license and registration, and he gives him the license but says he doesn’t know where the registration is because it’s my (Storm’s) car.
"My brother asks, ‘What’s his name?’ And Rhyno said, ‘I don’t know,’ which didn’t go down well with my brother.
"He explained that he didn’t know my real name because we’re all professional wrestlers, but my brother said he didn’t watch wrestling.
"He then asked him if he’d been drinking. He told him no, at which point I shouted out that he was actually on steroids!
"Billy, who wasn’t in on the joke, was completely shocked by this point. My brother then pulled Rhyno out of the car and gave him the drinking test.
"Meanwhile, I have some bullets in the back of my truck because I often target shoot. I held up a bullet from the window and shouted, ‘Officer, he’s got a gun on him!’
"Rhyno, in complete shock, looked at me, then turned around and saw that my brother had his taser aimed at him and was screaming at him to put his hands on his head.
"Rhyno reached up, but my brother kept telling him to reach higher. At that point, my brother told him he was taking him to jail. He takes him to the car and puts one hand behind his back and cuffs him.
"I get out of the car, come running over, and hit my brother from behind. He goes down as if he’s been knocked out. Rhyno turns around, one hand still cuffed and says, ‘What did you just do, Storm!’
"I shouted, ‘Dude, let’s get out of here. We’ll rip the camera out of his car, and they’ll never know it was us.’
"He simply said, ‘FU, I’m leaving.’
"He goes to take off, running into the woods.
"At that point, we let him know what was happening. He told me he was convinced I’d gone completely crazy. He was going to run into the nearest house and call the cops!"
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