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WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan Subdues Burglar With Chokehold

Crime doesn't pay, especially when you try to steal from a former heavyweight champion.

Wrestling may not be real, but there was nothing scripted about thieves breaking into WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan's house. Bryan was returning to his newly purchased Phoenix home Thursday evening and saw two men fleeing out.

He gave chase and -- while one suspect was able to escape -- Bryan neutralized the other with his rear naked choke until cops arrived on scene.

Bryan's real name is Bryan Danielson, which may have confused the burglars into believing they were breaking into a regular Joe's house, not a one-time WWE heavyweight champion's. Bryan gave a press conference afterward, explaining the whole incident and adding, "It's weird being on camera fully clothed, usually I'm in my little spandex and Speedo."

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