New video: Pro wrestler takes down unruly light-rail passenger

Newly released surveillance video shows pro wrestler Shawn Daivari use some of his moves from the ring on another sizable passenger who witnesses said was drunk and disorderly on a train bound for the St. Paul-Minneapolis International Airport.
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Who said pro wrestling was fake? Surveillance video from a St. Paul-Minneapolis International Airport-bound light-rail train shows a very real confrontation between pro wrestler Shawn Daivari and another sizable passenger who was drunk and disorderly, witnesses said. Daivari demonstrates some of the moves he uses in the ring, putting the man in a wrestling hold on the floor of the train.

"I wasn't going to wait any longer to see if a cop showed up," Daivari told celebrity gossip site TMZ.

The incident happened a few weeks ago, but the video has newly surfaced. Fox 9 has the video, which ultimately shows Daivari throwing the man off the train, dazed and perhaps thinking that he picked the wrong car for unruly behavior:

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