A 24-year-old Destrehan man died Sunday night when, authorities say, he stopped breathing while wrestling with a young cousin on the floor. Stephen A. Arceneaux III, who lived at 9614 Red Church Lane in Destrehan, 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 move commonly known as a “rear naked choke hold” for 30 to 40 seconds.
Witnesses reported that Arceneaux said he would not give up or “tap out.”
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.”
Bro, I know you can’t read this but you should have tapped out. So what, you were losing to a lighter and younger man. There’s no shame in it, it just wrestling after all.
It’s official – the only man in history to hold both the WWE and UFC Heavyweight titles – Brock Lesnar – has been confirmed as a playable character in the new WWE ’12 video game.
According to our sources, THQ approached Lesnar in January and asked for permission to use his name and likeness in the game and advertising campaign. Lesnar was said to be ecstatic over the idea, but wouldn’t agree to terms unless he received permission from UFC president Dana White. The outspoken mixed martial arts promoter gave Lesnar his blessing – and WWE ’12 is shaping up to be a game like none other.
White told TMZ.com this week, “I love WWE and I have nothing but love for Vince McMahon — I’m totally okay with Brock being in the game.
Man the sword on his chest is now a knife. The diverticulitis seems to have taken a lot out of the monster, hopefully he is healthy enough to fight Overeem in December.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw it, I still can’t believe it to tell you the truth. The Rock came back to WWE after a 7-year hiatus. During that hiatus he became a Hollywood Star, and oh boy did he ever get the star reaction when he showed up last night on WWE RAW. I was really pissed when they showed a female getting out of the limo but totally marked out when his music played. The Rock is schedule to host Wrestlemania this year in Atlanta and even teased at a one on one showdown with John Cena.