Before he played a cowboy on television in the WWE, before he became Mr. Ass, before he starred in a gay wedding: Kip James was a real life cowboy.
``Back then, California has the most pro rodeos you can drive to and not kill yourself,'' said Sopp, who was physically bigger than the pro rodeo norm. ``You're really trying to go to as many as you can on weekends. Just like wrestling, you go Friday, Saturday and Sunday for house shows. You try to go to as many as you can because you want to win as much money as you can, and that's the only way you're going to survive.''