Jake “The Snake” Roberts has shared a hilarious story about his friend and former on-screen rival “Ravishing” Rick Rude who was arrested for not having a condom when he needed one.
The on-screen rivalry between Jake Roberts and Rick Rude was very personal in the late 1990s. Rude was a ladies’ man who tried to woo women wherever he went, so there was a story where he got away with it. took to Jake’s wife, Cheryl. Rude even had his face painted on his tights at one point in the story to make it really personal.
Roberts and Rude feuded for most of 1988, including a 15-minute draw at WrestleMania 4. Later that year, at Survivor Series 1988, Roberts pinned Rude in a tag team elimination match. Since Roberts was the face of the rivalry, he won the feud despite never winning a WWE title while Rude would go on to an Intercontinental Title.
During a recent edition of the DDP Snake Pit podcast, Roberts told a very interesting story to co-host Jon Alba about a time when Rude was arrested for some weird reason.
As Roberts told the story, this was after their storyline was over and they agreed not to call each other unless it was an emergency. At 4am one evening/early morning, Rude called Roberts with a question, “Brother, do you have any condoms?” »
Roberts angrily replied, “Are you kidding me? Never call me again to wake up looking for condoms. Roberts hung up the phone after that.
When Roberts got off the elevator in the morning, he saw Rude in handcuffs at the front desk. Roberts was about to leave on the shuttle for the airport, but he waited because he wanted to see what had happened to his boyfriend.
The shuttle driver said to Jake, “Do you know that fucking guy?” Jake said yes, so the driver continued, “This guy is a fucking thief!” Roberts asked, “What are you talking about?” The driver replied, “That goddamn guy broke into our restaurant at 4:30 in the morning. Yeah, your buddy kicked in the lock, kicked in the door.
Roberts said Rude wasn’t like that and the driver told Roberts that Rude was a “weird cat”. When Roberts asked why, the driver told Roberts, “The only thing he stole was a big roll of saran film.”
This led Roberts to have a moment where he was left speechless. Roberts yelled at Rude, “Rick! From the movie Saran? »
Rude waved with his hands and replied, “Wrap my dick!” Alba replied, “Oh my God.”
At that point, Roberts made a bowing gesture, saying, “I’m not worthy of your presence, mighty Rick.” Jake laughed and said “yeah” a few times. Jake went on to say that he was married at the time and didn’t have a condom with him.
You can hear Jake tell the story in the Youtube video below starting at 32:30.
Jake Roberts was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014 while Rick Rude was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
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