A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan ran after  two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.

The Associated Press says that  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 confrontation, but the former champ was able to subdue him until police arrived.  The other 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.