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Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

WWE Star Catches Men Robbing His Home

PHOENIX (AP) - A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

According to police, Bryan Danielson and his wife, Brianna, drove into the carport of their Arcadia home and saw a door to the house start to open.

That's when Danielson and his wife, a fellow former WWE star known as Brie Bella, ran inside to check on their dog, Josie.

"I saw the guys running out the back. I chased them. I caught one of them. I kept him until police got there," Danielson said.

Danielson and Cesar Sosa, 22, got into a struggle, but the former champ subdued him until officers arrived, Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson said. The second suspect got away.

The former champ said he didn't have to apply the "Yes! lock" - his signature move- to get Sosa to surrender, but he did put him in a rear naked choke hold.

"Unfortunately, he wasn't in very good shape," Danielson said. "So, it didn't take much."

Sosa was arrested and faces a burglary charge. It was not known if he had an attorney who could be reached for comment.

Thompson said Sosa also had a felony warrant for burglary and kidnapping in another case.

Danielson said he was happy his neighbors called 911 to report suspicious activity about 10 minutes before the couple arrived. He said his wife had just picked him up from the airport.

"I got really angry at first," Danielson said. "They're actually lucky that I got them instead of Brie, because she probably would have been a little more violent."

Brianna Danielson said that while her husband went chasing the intruders, she found Josie hiding in the couple's bathroom.

"We didn't know if they had Josie, too," she said.

Danielson, known for his "Yes!" chants, is recovering from a previous injury.

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jannjanf July 26 2014 at 12:16 AM

I love it when criminals try to rob or pick on those who can fight back.

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timetojumpout July 25 2014 at 11:37 PM

Another democrat looking for that obama money.

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Amy July 26 2014 at 12:17 AM

It's always the Mexicans

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sneakyp957 July 25 2014 at 10:55 PM

People like to make fun of pro wrasslers,but the last thing in the world you want to do is piss one off and have him go on you. Not only are they insanely strong and co-ordinated,they have a pain threshold that is off the charts.

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ram4131 July 26 2014 at 1:01 AM

Should have snapped an arm or leg, Daniel. Thief didn't learn much from his previous break in. Just say he tripped.

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richie3gs July 25 2014 at 11:57 PM

..should snap his head ...

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Bob Sounder July 25 2014 at 11:55 PM

you did good Danial

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ranger197172 Bob Sounder July 26 2014 at 2:33 AM

Been better if the guy wasn't able to give the police a statement. Would have saved society a lot of money.

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Sportster1 July 25 2014 at 10:44 PM


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mark and sheri July 26 2014 at 1:02 AM

There is a God! Poetic justice.

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ElectricXebra5 mark and sheri July 26 2014 at 3:30 PM

No, There is not!...

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roadzz July 26 2014 at 11:57 AM

I live in Phoenix, and can guarantee you that this guy is a Mexican illegal.

House and car break ins are rising in direct proportion to illegal immigration - but no one wants to talk about that, and they certainly don't want to help us.

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