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Seth Rollins mentions CM Punk & Colt Cabana in Chicago wrestling tribute

WWE had a show in Chicago at the United Center last night. Before making his way to the building, Seth Rollins drove around the city of Chicago, visiting his old stomping grounds where he made a name for himself in the indies.

Rollins posted a series of tweets as he was driving around Chicago, where he talked about his time at Ring Of Honor as Tyler Black. Rollins mentioned his ROH matches with names like Kevin Owens, Kassius Ohno, Samoa Joe and Hideo Itami.

Rollins also thanked CM Punk and Colt Cabana for all they contributed for the Chicago wrestling circuit.

Seth has come a long way since his days in the indies, becoming one of the most popular superstars in WWE. Perhaps 2019 will be the best year for Rollins, where he might win the top title.

“Driving around this city before the United Center gig tonight and I can’t help but be flooded with Chicago independent wrestling memories. Can’t tell you how thankful I am to have cut my teeth in this here at @AAWPro and #IWAMS. Sorry in advance for all the incoming tweets..”

“I remember going to one of my first independent shows here when I was 16. It was #PCW Dream Night in like 2002 or 2003. I knew then pro wrestling was for me.”

“I remember @JimmyJacobsX throwing the #IWAMS title in the garbage at @AAWPro and feeling the tide start to turn towards Berwyn.”

“I remember my first (and last) no rope barbed wire match with my partner @MBrave13. The most scared I’ve ever been going into a match and the most relieved I’ve ever been after the 1, 2, 3.”

“I remember all the insane #TPI tournaments held in the Chicagoland area. 2004 sticks out to me as maybe one of the best weekends of wrestling I ever had as a fan. Look for the pink Shadows Fall trucker hat in the back corner of the stands.”

“I remember going to the @ringofhonor Frontier Fieldhouse shows as a fan….and then making my ROH debut there in Age of the Fall. What a moment. I got to have so many fun matches in that arena with @FightOwensFight @KassiusOhno @SamoaJoe @HideoItami just to name a few.”

“I remember so much so fondly of this city…and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention @CMPunk and @ColtCabana. Two guys who changed the game for Chicago wrestling. They made Chicago feel special. Made me feel like this place could lead to the rest of the world…”

“…I’m eternally grateful for the inspiration and motivation Punk and Cabana provided me at a very formative age. Helped shape my work ethic in wrestling for years to come.”