Wild Video Shows Joey Chestnut OBLITERATE Protester With Vicious Takedown During Hot Dog Eating Contest

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  • Joey Chestnut is the greatest to ever do it.
  • The 15-time Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest champion established his dominance (again) on Monday.
  • Not only did he do so over his competition, but he also did so over one man who tried to get in his way.

Monday was not Joey Chestnut’s best from a competitive standpoint. However, it may have been his most legendary.

On July 4, 2022, the 107th annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest got underway on the corner of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island. It got started with the women’s competition, in which Miki Sudo returned to defend her title.

After a year off for maternity leave, she returned to the top of the podium.

Shortly following the women’s competition, Eric ‘Badlands’ Booker retained his crown as the Lemonade-Chugging World Champion and unleashed an unbelievable burp.

And then it was Joey Chestnut’s time to shine.

However, it came with a caveat.

Because of a leg injury, Chestnut had not been competing prior to the Nathan’s competition. He took some time off and was not in usual form. In fact, Chestnut got beat during the last competition in which he partook leading up to the 4th of July.

With crutches under his arms and a boot on his leg, was it the year that he would get beat?

Because of the slow year leading up to Monday, as Chestnut took the stage, his Over/Under was set at 74.5 hot dogs. It was an electric entrance.

When things got underway, it was clear that Chestnut’s pace was slow out of the gate. He also encountered a setback.

Early in the competition, a protester/troll dressed as Darth Vader took the stage. Chestnut was not having it. He proceeded to rock his world.

Although Chestnut was slowed down by Darth Vader, it did not stop him from winning.

Even though he had been out of the game, even though he was competing on a bum leg, even though he was interrupted by a masked marauder and even though his total fell 8.5 hot dogs short of the Over/Under line, it wasn’t particularly close.

Chestnut dominated.

A true American legend.