By Ian Oland
Former WWE champion CM Punk recently quit the sports entertainment industry to try his hand at real fighting. I guess once you’ve lost to The Undertaker in one of the greatest matches in the last decade, it’s all downhill. On December 6th, Punk announced that he has signed with the UFC and will debut in late 2015.
Punk, in real life named Phil Brooks, is a huge hockey fan. While doing an interview with CSN’s Brian Mitchell to promote his UFC signing, Punk made a prediction for the Winter Classic and I don’t think you’re gonna like it.
He predicted the Blackhawks would totally stomp the Caps.
Brian Mitchell: Switching gears here real quick. We know you are a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan. Here in DC we are excited about the Winter Classic between the Caps and the Hawks. Any thoughts heading into this?
CM Punk: First of all, hockey is such an amazing sport to watch live in person and an outdoor game is probably ten times better. I was at the last Winter Classic, last year. The Hawks took on the Penguins at Soldier Field in Chicago. I don’t think I’m going to be able to make it this year to DC. But my thoughts on the game, the Blackhawks are gonna come on strong. I’m predicting the score 3-0, Blackhawks
Brian Mitchell: We’re right in the middle of it around here. But as a hockey fan, what’s the national perception of the Capitals? They’ve had some great seasons, but for some reason they can’t seem to put it all together in the end.
CM Punk: They’re one of those teams, just like you said, they’re not the bottom of the barrel but they can’t seem to get over that hump once they get into the playoffs, you know. And they got Ovechkin, who’s one of the best hockey players in the world, you know. So, I feel like they need to work on the roster depth to draw from not just Ovechkin, but a handful of other guys.
Punk, who lives in Chicago, sat along the glass during the Blackhawks playoff run last year. He also partied with the team afterwards they won the Stanley Cup in 2013.
@DetroitRedWings @WWE @justinabss @bssmith7 @OEontheGo pic.twitter.com/nr1wwPCUoH
— Coach (@CMPunk) September 5, 2013
The CM in his name also is rumored to mean “Chicago Made.” So I guess he’s maybe a little biased here.
Regardless, pretty good hockey analysis on the Caps considering how busy he is.
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