One Arm Bandit to Make Appearance at North Dakota Rodeo

one arm bandit_1475013519069.jpg
Oklahoma’s Rowdiest Export and 14-time Entertainer of the year… 
His name is John Payne. 
Better known as the One Arm Bandit. 
The name explains itself after he was shocked with 7200 volts. 
“Burnt the fingers off of this hand and then I was able to fall 25 feet to my death,” says Payne. 
Payne says he was dead for minutes before he was revived. 
And since he’s already been there once… he decided might as well cheat death for a living. 
Payne now puts on rodeo shows with some of the biggest and most dangerous animals the wild west has to offer. 
“A long time ago before rodeo was even a sport it was the wild west show and you never had a wild west show without a buffalo in it,” says Payne. 
He’s been traveling for decades around the country doing his act. 
Now to Bismarck… for the North Dakota Rodeo. 
“Well we are going to be excited. It’s going to be wild and western… He’s a character as you can tell,” says Jerry Doan, Chairman of North Dakota Rodeo Association Finals. 
There isn’t any slowing down for Payne. 
He says it keeps him 63 years young. 
“All you have to do to enjoy your gray hair and your wrinkles is just get killed once. You’ll be glad to see it from then on,” says Payne. 
He says if he would have known he would have this much fun, he would have gotten rid of his arm a long time ago. 
If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the One Arm Bandit’s show, the North Dakota Rodeo will be this Friday and Saturday at the Event Center. 

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

College basketball

College Hockey

A cool down is in store for Sunday

Tips: defrosting your windshield quickly

Camping numbers way up in 2020

COVID-19 ND Watch 11-28-20

Minot Boy's Hockey

KX Conversation: Mindfulness Educator & Occupational Therapist Heidi Woods on mental health concerns

KX Conversation: Pastor Nathan Chapman says there's still lots to be grateful for this year

A warm first half of the weekend

Friday, November 27th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Morning Forecast - Dave Holder

Brent's Bearded Brigade

Warm temperatures highlight the forecast

Thursday, November 26th, 2020 - KX Storm Team Morning Forecast - Dave Holder

UMary Women's Basketball

Vaccine Questions

SYSK: Dr. Perk

KX Convo: Ebonie Siemer

Traveling Nurse

New Unit

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss