(PHOENIX) — A former WWE champion used his ring skills to foil an attempted robbery in his Arizona home.
Bryan Danielson, better known by his stage known Daniel Bryan, and his wife, fellow-wrestler Brie Bella, were pulling up to their home early this week when they saw two burglars try to escape their home with stolen items.
Danielson, a four-time world champion, chased the two burglars and managed to use his signature wrestling move to catch one, according to ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix.
“I took him down and put him in a rear naked choke,” Danielson said. “I didn’t want to hurt him, I just wanted to make sure he was subdued.”
Danielson caught Cesar Sosa, 22, who was booked and charged with burglary, allegedly trying to steal from the couple’s home with an unidentified accomplice, according to police.
Danielson, his wife, and their dog, a bulldog named Josie, are doing just fine, the former wrestler said.
“I was very angry, Brie was very angry,” Danielson said. “They’re actually lucky I got them instead of Brie, because she probably would have been a little more violent.”
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