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RNC gone horribly wrong

The rear naked choke has been getting a lot of good press lately as the go to move of casual MMA fans when they need to subdue a maniac pilot, stop a robbery, or save themselves from angry pitbulls. But it’s not all heroic tales of courage. Sometimes tragedy strikes:

A Louisiana man died at his own “Wrestlemania 28″ party after he refused to “tap out” of his younger, much smaller cousin’s “rear naked choke hold,” causing him to stop breathing, police said. Stephen A. Arceneaux III, a 24-year-old from Destrehan, was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m. Sunday night, The Times-Picayune reported.

Arceneaux had invited a number of friends to his home to watch the pay-per-view professional wrestling event. He and his 14-year-old cousin began wrestling on an inflated mattress at the party and the teenager, who weighed just 110 pounds, placed his arm around the 220-pound Arceneaux’s neck.

Witnesses said Arcenaux was in the hold for 30 to 40 seconds, but refused to give up or “tap out.” When one of the witnesses saw Arceneaux turning blue, they told the youngster to let go, but by that stage he had already stopped breathing, the report said.

Arceneaux’s girlfriend tried unsuccessfully to revive him before he was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Since this was at a Wrestlemania party, shouldn’t the move be referred to as a sleeper hold? No word yet on if the family plans to sue Brutus the Barber Beefcake.

  • agentsmith

    Did no one raise his arm three times to see if he was still awake?

  • Reverend Clint

    probably better for america this ended the way it did



  • Letibleu

  • Jarman

    I think this could qualify for a Darwin award. Only Jesus could get away with not tapping! redneck made his choice, blueface paid for it.

  • iamphoenix


  • AJBuwalda

    In the immortal words of mr. Anderson:
    “Pro Wrestling is real, people are fake!”

  • noiseless

    ok so i’m pretty hung over right now, and that gif is pissing me off. F U C K “wrasslin”. fuck it, straight down the orbital. that stupid arm flailing shit makes me wanna fuck and kill babies. ok not that, but it’s up there.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    that stupid arm flailing shit makes me wanna fuck and kill babies.

    You officially have to change your avatar now.

  • noiseless

    i’m cool, i’m cool

  • agentsmith

    To be fair, if he stopped breathing long enough to die, it’s not his fault for not tapping anymore.  Dude must have held the choke for a good while after he passed out.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Yer right Smithee, 30-40 seconds of crushed windpipe ain’t something tapping’s gonna fix.

  • Giallo

    hahahahaha dumbass shoulda tapped..anyway those chicks are fucking hot

  • CAP

    Shoulda went with the piledriver.