Louisiana Teen Allegedly Kills Cousin With Pro-Wrestling Style Hold
A sad story coming out of our home state, Louisiana, says that two cousins who were watching WWE WrestleMania 28 on Sunday night engaged in certain type wrestling hold that they saw on television. According to MSN, a 14-year-old Louisiana boy accidentally killed his 22-year-old cousin Sunday night while they were playacting the moves they saw WWE Superstars engaging in at the event. The 110-pound teen allegedly put his 220-pound cousin in a "rear naked choke hold" for 30 to 40 seconds, which the cousin reportedly refused to tap out of. When the teen released the hold, the cousin had stopped breathing. Police are still investigating the accident, but no charges have yet been filled.
WWE advertises at all LIVE events that what their fans see and witness should not be tried at home. Furthermore, the company features a 60 second warning echoing the same sentiments at the beginning of all their produced DVDs. In recent years several parent groups have lobbied for the WWE to take a more proactive approach in educating their fans that what they see should not be tried at home.