April 4, 2013 |
The Super Bowl of pro wrestling is Sunday, and one of the Windy City's own will occupy a huge part of the spotlight. Chicago native CM Punk will take on The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, set for 7 p.m. Sunday on pay-per-view; the event takes place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Both competitors are no stranger to streaks. Punk held the WWE championship for 434 days, and The Undertaker is 20-0 at Wrestlemania. Punk spoke to RedEye about his records, passionate fans and "the only thing that matters" to him. You have a history with the Undertaker.
March 27, 2013 |
The Bulls did it. They actually ended Miami's 27-game winning streak. Taking a page out of the Bears' book and using intense physical play, the Bulls downed the Heat on Wednesday at the United Center. How'd they pull this off, despite not having Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Rip Hamilton or Marco Belinelli? Here's how. 1. Channeling CM Punk Twice in the first half, Kirk Hinrich stepped in front of LeBron James on the fast break to prevent him from dunking highlight reel-style.
February 27, 2013 |
As a fan of pro wrestling, I'm incredibly excited to present you the following column, written exclusively for Geek To Me, in advance of the Ring of Honor events coming up in Chicago this weekend. Not only do I have this compelling piece where ROH talent Jimmy Jacobs calls out the biggest names of Ring of Honor , along with a few from the WWE, but also a chance for readers to attend the Ring of Honor TV taping on Sunday, March 3rd at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge !
January 28, 2013 |
If you were a Chicagoan watching the WWE Royal Rumble last night you should have been left with a sense of outrage. Why? Because in addition to the signature 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal, the pay-per-view was highlighted by a main event featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson versus Chicago's favorite son CM Punk . And Punk got screwed. Entering the RR, Punk was riding a history-making streak of 434 consecutive days as the WWE Champion and fans were divided on whether the Rock would break it. If you were a...
December 26, 2012 |
If we've learned anything about those of you who voted for RedEye sports Stud and Dud of the year, it's that you love monstrous dudes slamming into each other. Uhhh, let us explain. By that we mean you're big fans of pro wrestling and hate the fact that hockey's elite players are on the shelf right now. After two weeks of voting on RedEye Sports' Facebook page, CM Punk took home the Stud of the Year title for the second straight year. The Chicago native successfully defended the WWE Championship in April by defeating Chris Jericho.
December 12, 2012 |
It's time to vote for the Chicago sports Stud and Dud of the Year! Last year CM Punk and Adam Dunn were our winners. Well, one of them looked like a winner, anyway. Thanks for your help choosing the nominees. Here's who made the final cut for our polls. Voting closes Dec. 25 for both polls. STUD OF THE YEAR NOMINEES, vote here Matt Grevers: The Lake Forest native won the 100-meter backstroke and helped Michael Phelps win gold in the 400 medley relay in London.