Seth Rollins Reminisces About Chicago: Credits CM Punk & Colt Cabana

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RAW Superstar & Midwest native Seth Rollins waxed nostalgic about Chicago, IL before tonight’s WWE Live Holiday tour steel cage match against Dean Ambrose.

Rollins expressed the following via Twitter:

“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 and . 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 Dream Night in like 2002 or 2003. I knew then pro wrestling was for me. I remember throwing the title in the garbage at and feeling the tide start to turn towards Berwyn. I remember my first (and last) no rope barbed wire match with my partner . 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 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 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 just to name a few. I remember so much so fondly of this city…and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention and . 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. With all that said…can’t wait to burn it down tonight at ! Hope you all enjoyed my little trip down memory lane!”

Colt Cabana took a moment to respond to Rollins’ praise with a nostalgic picture of his own:

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