WWE fan dies from rear naked choke

source: nola.com

During everyone's initial Jiu-jitsu lessons, two critical lessons are imparted. One is the importance of rolling without ego - Jiu-jitsu was designed for the smaller or weaker person to counter and overcome the bigger and stronger person using leverage, and it works. In Jiu-jitsu practice someone who is half your size can beat you, and you have to be okay with it.

The second related and related lesson is tapping. The alternative to tapping is the hospital.

With the rise in popularity of mixed martial arts, the use of MMA techniques like chokes and armbars has increased in the WWE. In a macabre accident, the combination proved fatal in Louisiana.

A 24-year-old Louisiana man died Sunday night when, authorities say, he stopped breathing while wrestling with a young cousin on the floor. Stephen A. Arceneaux III was pronounced dead at St. Charles Parish Hospital at 10:39 p.m. An autopsy was being performed in New Orleans on Monday.

According to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne, Arceneaux had gathered with friends at a home on Murray Hill Drive to watch the pay-per-view event "Wrestlemania 28" on television when he and a 14-year-old cousin began to wrestle on an inflated mattress on the floor. The juvenile, who is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds, placed his arm around the neck of Arceneaux, who was 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighed 220 pounds, in a "rear naked choke" for 30 to 40 seconds.

Witnesses reported that Arceneaux said he would not give up or “tap out,” since many wrestlers tap out as a last resort.

But at some point, someone noticed that Arceneaux was turning blue and told the youngster to release the hold. When he did, witnesses realized that Arceneaux had stopped breathing and dialed 911, shortly after 10 p.m.

Arceneaux's girlfriend tried to revive him with CPR. He was transported to St. Charles Parish Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Champagne said the investigation is continuing. No arrests have been made.

"It's bizarre," said Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes. "We're still investigating it. But when you have violent horseplay like that, it just goes to show you that anything can happen."

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JesseLawrence site profile image  

4/5/12 4:11 PM by JesseLawrence

 Today I had to explain to a person about this news story. They asked me who was the UFC fighter that died in a chokehold on Payper view. He was a WWE fan and he looked at me llike I was stupid when I told him it was not a UFC fighter and actually a wwe fan that diied while watching wrestlemania. FUckin wwe is trying to kill us man.

FRAZTV site profile image  

4/4/12 9:21 PM by FRAZTV

Yes, we see what you did there.You tried to be funny and you failed. As usual.

bhealthy site profile image  

4/4/12 11:56 AM by bhealthy

i thought Pheal was now impervious to chokes due to trainer?

Daniel Carver site profile image  

4/4/12 11:27 AM by Daniel Carver

When did Rafiel Torre get out of prison? Does he still have his mod status?

UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay site profile image  

4/4/12 11:10 AM by UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay

What you did there... I saw it...

blupitt site profile image  

4/4/12 9:58 AM by blupitt

Pride never die, but pride will kill u. See what I did there?

ocdacc site profile image  

4/4/12 7:58 AM by ocdacc


iDaz site profile image  

4/4/12 4:07 AM by iDaz

Maybe one day he'll break Taker's WM Record!

Enemies site profile image  

4/4/12 3:10 AM by Enemies

Nope, pretty sure he stopped breathing when he completed the rear naked choke.