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Wild Slam of the Day: Paul Gaffney Wins his Amateur Debut via Choke Toss

Brock Lesnar demonstrating proper choke toss technique. When performed correctly, the toss will vaporize at least three tables while the performer levitates to safety.

Ladies and gentlemen of, take note: If you want us to publish a video of one of your fights – especially if it’s your amateur debut – you have to break out something special. A walk-off knockout, a flying armbar, actually wearing someone’s CagePotato user name on your shorts like we’ve been trying to get someone to do for over three years now; something that really makes you stand out from the crowd.

Of course, the easiest way to do this is to pull off a professional wrestling maneuver in an MMA fight, which is exactly what Team Link’s Paul Gaffney did against Tollison Lewis on Friday night. Just seventeen seconds into his amateur MMA debut, “Piglet” (seriously) realized that Lewis was heavily overmatched, and that this fight wouldn’t be lasting much longer. While the MMA purists among us would have just kept punching until the referee waived things off, Gaffney channeled the giants of professional wrestling on poor Tollison Lewis, earning one of the coolest slam knockouts on record and the right to call himself Piglet as much as he wants to without being made fun of.

Choke Toss comes at the 1:55 mark.

At this time, it’s probably appropriate to mention that CagePotato is not responsible for protecting your feelings if you attempt a professional wrestling maneuver in an MMA fight and completely botch it. Sure, it’d be unspeakably awesome to see The Razor’s Edge in MMA, but it’d be equally hilarious to see some misguided fool lose a fight by attempting one. In the same way that Kalib Starnes, despite winning the AFC Middleweight Championship after his tragic marathon against Nate Quarry, could never shake his reputation as “the guy who ran away from Nate Quarry for three rounds,” nothing that fool will ever accomplish in life will get people to know him as anything other than “that dude who blew his back out trying to powerbomb someone.”

Basically, what we’re saying is don’t try this at home (unless you want to be Internet famous).


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algiersheadkick504- February 19, 2013 at 7:45 am
I have a ametur boxing fight where I make the guy do the chicken dance after a left hook
fightfan- February 18, 2013 at 2:38 pm
Awesome finish!! Thanks for the video!! And ALSO....thanks for not telling me about the volume setting of alarms in my house. That was brutal. NOTE to future listeners/viewers of this video.....TURN DOWN VOLUME!!!!
towelie- February 17, 2013 at 1:19 pm
well, at least the other guy can still walk.
Pen Fifteen- February 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm
Dude looked like he was going for a spike DDT, but it basically end up as a sloppy vertical suplex. For my money, the German suplex is the greatest wrestling slam, only because it looks just as great if it's fake or real.
SethF- February 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm
For examples of this, see Severn, Dan (MMA) and Severn, Dan (WWF).
The12ozCurls- February 17, 2013 at 11:54 am
Holy Shit! *starts ECW chant*