John Cena and 'The Rock' engaging in the 'rear naked choke hold' on WWE. Screen grab via wwe.com
A 14-year-old boy and his cousin were reportedly watching a pay-per-view professional wrestling event on Sunday when the teen decided to try out one of the highlighted wrestling moves on his cousin. Performed in real life, the martial arts move, called the ‘rear naked choke hold’ (similar to the ‘sleeper hold’), can be deadly.
The teen, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana and his cousin, 24-year-old, Stephan Arcenaux III, were reportedly play-wrestling when the boy decided to place his arms around Arcenaux’s throat in attempt to wrestle the man to the floor. Witnesses say the boy held Arcenaux in the choke hold for about 30 – 40 seconds until Arcenaux started turning blue.
The teen released the man who fell unconscious and was not breathing. His girlfriend tried performing CPR while someone called 911. Medics arrived and took the victim to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The teen, who only weighs 110 lbs., was able to overpower Arcenaux, who weighed 220 lbs. by performing the move in an uncontrolled environment. By contrast, pro wrestlers are highly trained to perform these types of moves for show, leaving their opponents unharmed.
Police continue to investigate the incident although they have not made any arrests. So far, police believe the incident to be an unfortunate accident.
The views, opinions and information expressed in articles and blog posts published on imperfectparent.com and all subdomains are those of the authors alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Imperfect Parent or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of any entity of, or affiliated with, Imperfect Parent. The Imperfect Parent
is designed for entertainment
purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for medical, health,
legal, or financial advice from a professional.
of material from any of Imperfect Parent's pages without written
permission is strictly prohibited.