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Ex-WWE Star Shawn Daivari

Chokes A Guy Out

In Epic Train Rescue

10/2/2012 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former WWE Star Shawn Daivari says he used a REAR NAKED CHOKE HOLD to save a train full of people last week ... after an unruly passenger allegedly threatened to kill them.

TMZ spoke to Daivari ... who says the incident went down last Thursday on an airport bound train from Minneapolis. The WWE star says an uncontrollable passenger in his car became violent ... shouted racial slurs and threatened to kill his fellow passengers.

Daivari says multiple people pressed the emergency button to call for help -- but NOTHING happened.

The pro-wrestler then took matters into his own hands telling TMZ, "I wasn't going to wait any longer to see if a cop showed up." Daivari says he threw the guy down, slapped on a rear naked choke hold on him and then threw his ass out at the next stop.

One witness, who was on the train when it all went down, tells us Daivari choked out the passenger so hard ... he peed his pants.

A rep for the Metro Transit Rail tells TMZ ... "Metro Transit police responded after being alerted by the train operator to a fight on board. The investigation is ongoing."

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anon    

Hope he doesn't get into trouble for doing a good deed.

759 days ago
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Pondscum    

That's what more people need to start doing when these idiots start acting up! As soon as someone starts making threats, beat their ass, and get rid of them!

759 days ago
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Laurin    

That's a real man

759 days ago
4.

Stiletto    

Probably a patriot over reacting to the towel on his head after the murders in Libya.

759 days ago
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jdritsch    

Please tell me someone has video of this

759 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

That is awesome! I wish he would have broke his jaw. If more people respond like that then we can beat these wackos. GOOD JOB Shawn Daivari.
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Phishie from Philly

759 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I guess Shawn had to do something because if he didn't he would have been mistaken for the terrorist.
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Phishie from Philly

759 days ago
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lukebandit    

Mr. Daivari, Thank you so much for doing what you did. God placed you there, because He knew that you would do something about it! You remind me of Samson from the Bible. Wow, it was awesome. God Bless you Mr. Daivari. God will bless you for saving so many people a lot of pain and stress.
lukebandit

759 days ago
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Carriss    

That's what he gets for going to Minneapolis. That place is a haven for bad behavior. Hasn't anyone ever watched The First 48?

759 days ago
10.

Stacy Allison    

What a hero!

759 days ago
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Spicy mag    

All this time I thought wrestling was fake.

759 days ago
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LuvMyLife    

They better not charge him. He was saving the lives of innocent people from a psycho. I guess they expect for the shooting to take place first and then respond to emergency. The law doesn't care for our safety anymore. That should be a lawsuit since no one responded to the HELP button.

759 days ago
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Sonja    

Why would you throw him out at the next stop instead of making sure he was arrested? Just seems odd, ok bye bye.. go kill other train passengers? I mean WAS the guy arrested? If it happened last Thurs I'm thinking he wasn't so someone who might have really been dangerous might now be walking around? Poorly handled on many levels it seems.

759 days ago
14.

Adrienne    

THAT IS FU#*ING AWESOME!

759 days ago
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FlaFlaFlooieMamaMonkeyTaTaToothyToY'all    

Wait, the guy in the turban SAVED a train car full of Americans?

759 days ago
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