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Random Fact: Abraham Lincoln Invented the Chokeslam?

I’m back with more facts about Abraham Lincoln because that guy was fascinating.

Did you know Lincoln invented the wrestling move known as the “chokeslam?”

I know wrestling fans are going to yell at me, but our giant president DID use it first.


As a move, the chokeslam is best described as grabbing an opponent’s neck, lifting the opponent’s throat and typically slamming them where the wrestler stands, hitting the mat back first. Despite the popularity of the chokeslam over the past couple of decades in WWE and professional wrestling, it was originally executed by none other than the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

So, Abe Lincoln was a bartender AND a wrestler!

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