Rob Van Dam is probably just as well known for his love of marijuana as he is his history in the pro wrestling business. Indeed, he’s never been shy about expressing said love for the ganja and it’s gotten him in trouble at the worst possible times. Early July of 2006 was one of those instances.

While traveling between shows in West Virginia and Philadelphia with Sabu, RVD was pulled over for speeding. The police officer joked around with the two pro wrestlers until he smelled pot and performed a search of the car and the two men inside it. That search yielded 18 grams of marijuana and five Vicodin. And that’s just what Van Dam was carrying. Sabu was busted for possession of drug paraphernalia and nine tablets of Testolactone. They were both arrested and posted bond.

The reason the timing of this was so incredibly bad was because Van Dam was in the midst of the biggest main event push of his entire career, having won the WWE championship from John Cena at One Night Stand. And because the company was in the middle of an ill-fated attempt to resurrect the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) brand, he was awarded the reinstated ECW title as well.

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