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CM Punk Cooks His Own Pizza In Chicago (Video)

CM Punk cooks the GTS PizzaHow would you spend your final week as a WWE superstar preparing for the biggest match of your eleven-year pro wrestling career? Well, if you are CM Punk you spend it cooking your own Swiss cheese pizza at Ian’s Pizza in Chicago.

CM Punk got a head start on WWE Money in the Bank 2011 to Chicago and was spotted on Thursday at one of Chicago’s favorite pizza restaurants. The great pizza makers of Ian’s welcomed the former WWE and ROH champion by putting him to work. Punk cooked the G.T.S. pizza, named after his finishing move the Go To Sleep.

Punk was joined by fellow Chicago native and Twitter trending topic Colt Cabana and WWE Diva Beth Phoenix. Seeing Punk traveling with either Cabana or a WWE Diva is rather expected. What wasn’t expected is the media reaction to Punk making the G.T.S. pizza in Chicago which was all over the story.

The Chicago Tribune had a nice blurb and picture on the event. The paper listed Punk’s appearance in their “About Last Night” section above appearances from someone in the Dave Matthews Band, Jason Patric, Fantasy Football standout kicker Rob Bironas, and Roc himself, Charles Dutton. Now that’s respect!

So what do you get on a G.T.S. pizza? If I didn’t know who CM Punk was I’d be a little dubious about eating something called the Go To Sleep Pizza. The G.T.S. pizza is not something that you can eat on a regular basis at Ian’s. The pizza appears to be a one and done weekly special according to the Ian’s website. The pizza is listed on their website as the July 4-10 special and reads…

CM Punk’s GTS (Go To Sleep) – This slice is in honor of our friends at Bake and Destroy, and the champion of wrestling, CM Punk. With smoked turkey legs from Paulina Meat Market and sliced potatoes on a creme fraiche base, topped with swiss cheese and french fried onions. You’ll earn your heavyweight belt after this one.

Quite frankly that sounds like the most disgusting pizza on earth. The thought of eating a pizza with Swiss cheese makes my stomach turn. No word on whether this is a stolen recipe or an original.

In all seriousness the WWE couldn’t ask for better publicity from their hometown boy. Punk has embraced his hometown roots throughout his career and has set the stage for an atmosphere that could rival the John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam match from ECW One Night Stand 2006. I don’t think anyone (including the WWE) knows how the Cena vs. Punk match next Sunday will end but if Punk leaves, it looks like he has a job waiting for him at Ian’s Pizza.

Although after Punk’s incident in Australia, he may have to work on his customer service skills.

CM Punk challenges John Cena for the WWE championship at Money in the Bank on July 17 in Chicago, IL.


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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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