Former WWE heel Shawn Daivari was able to play the part of a hero last week when he found himself on a train in Minneapolis with an unruly passenger. The passenger was reportedly yelling racist garbage and threatening others on the train, so Daivari decided to intervene. How did he intervene? By choking out the angry racist until the guy peed himself, of course.
From Maury Glover of FOX 9:
"Another passenger told me him to sit down and be quiet because he was making the ride bad for everybody," Daivari recounted. "That's when he got in the passenger's face, saying, 'I am going to kill you,' and stuff like that."
So, Daivari stepped in and drew upon his years of wrestling experience, putting the man in a rear-naked choke hold similar to a sleeper hold.
"It's one of those things where I'd rather be safe than sorry," he said. "If police are taking too long to respond, I'd rather not sit on my hands and wait for them to show up."
Daivari said he held the man until he lost consciousness, emptying his bladder in the process. For the next 45 seconds, he held the man in a scissor hold until the train reached its next stop and he threw the man's limp frame off the train.
"That was the hardest part," Daivari recalled. "He was a big, fat guy — 280 pounds. I had to lug him out the door. It was like throwing out a dead ox."
If only they had former wrestlers monitoring the subways in New York.
h/t to Nick.