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Ex-WWE Star

Rear Choke in Train Rescue


10/18/2012 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Here it is ... the incredible video of former WWE star Shawn Daivari literally choking the piss out of an unruly train passenger who allegedly threatened to kill a guy on board.... AND IT'S AWESOME!!
TMZ broke the story ... Shawn was riding on a train en route to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport back in September ... when an allegedly drunk man started talking smack to one of the passengers. Daivari says the man was shouting racial slurs and threatened to kill one of the people on the train.

That's when Daivari decided to take action -- the video shows Daivari calmly removing his jacket and sunglasses .... and then approaching the man from behind where he applied a ferocious rear naked choke.

As Daivari applied more pressure, the man fell to the ground -- eventually losing consciousness and urinating on himself.

Moments later, Daivari and another passenger grabbed the man and threw him off the train on to a platform -- with Daivari delivering a few kicks for good measure.

Daivari had previously told us, "I wasn't going to wait any longer to see if a cop showed up."

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When keeping it real goes wrong

733 days ago


Good Man Shawn!!! Thanks for your bravery and heroism. Who knows what could have happened if somebody had not stopped this nut. People have to take matters into their own hands sometimes and step up to help others. God Bless You Shawn.

733 days ago


While I'm glad that someone was there to intervene and stop the intoxicated man from continuing on his tirade using racial slurs and threats, I have to point out that being strangled to the point of losing consciousness and losing control of ones bladder or bowels is about as close you can get to killing someone with out actually committing that crime. The fellow from WWE is damned lucky that the man didn't die.

733 days ago


A real hero!

733 days ago

Bill Leslie    

Paul Benjamin approves.

733 days ago

Spencer B in MD    

Shawn Daivari - You are my Hero now! That was totally AWESOME! I always wished that there would be someone around to show one of these low-life animals a lesson. The Metro should hire you to patrol the subway, lol. Thanks for stepping up, man!

733 days ago


haha, all I could think of was that scene in the movie Friday : "You got knocked the F out!!" bahaha. Good stuff.

733 days ago


Actually ... if you watch the video closely, you will see that the unruly passenger had already urinated on himself when the bicycle rider got on the tram. You can see the guy holding his crotch and then the stain is visible. So, he already had a huge problem prior to this clip and I wouldn't be surprised if that was the initial cause of the argument he got into.

732 days ago
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