A few weeks ago reports surfaced from Minneapolis about how a former WWE and TNA star saved the day when he subdued an unruly passenger on a light rail train.

Now there is video of the incident, and it is startling.

Shawn Daivari, also known by wrestling followers as Sheik Abdul Bashir, was riding the light rail to the Minneapolis airport when another man began threatening passengers and shouting racially insensitive remarks. Passengers repeatedly pressed the emergency call buttons, but no police arrived.

Daivari knew he had to take action.

"I didn’t know if this guy had a knife in his pocket or a gun in his backpack," Daivari said in an interview on the WWE's website. "So I just went up to him, turned him around, grabbed him in a rear naked choke/sleeper hold and held until I felt his body go limp. I dropped him, locked on a body scissors and held him down until the next stop, which was about 45 seconds down the road."

After the man was subdued, Daivari tossed him out of the train and onto a station platform.

"I get the feeling that this is going to be a once-in-a-career type of incident," said Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland.

Let's hope he's right.

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