"Retirement starts tomorrow," Wood told me at Wednesday's fundraiser, which raised over $300,000 for the children-focused Wood Family Foundation.
Wood was joined by most of his former
Unfortunately, Eddie Vedder did not attend. Wood, you may remember, was with Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam rocker and Cubs fan gave an impromptu performance at Stanley's Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park.
"We baited (Eddie) a little bit," Wood said about that night. "Eddie and I have been friends for several years. It was the day after I retired and it was nice to be able to spend it with him."
This is your life: CM Punk calls himself the best wrestler in the ring and on the mic, so it's not surprising that he feels he has the best WWE DVD as well. The Lockport native said his straight-to-DVD, which will be released some time in October, is better than the ones WWE made for
"Obviously, I'm biased," Punk said at 10pin, "but I think mine is the best. Mine starts way different than anyone else's and ends way different than anyone else's."
The DVD film not only features interviews with fellow wrestlers Cena and Triple H, but also some of Punk's close friends, including indie wrestler Colt Cabana and Rancid band member Lars Frederiksen.
"Honestly, it was like watching my life flash before my eyes," Punk said. "They used a lot of footage from my early days. Just seeing the whole package put together with people I respect in the industry and have known my whole life talking about me, it seemed weird. It felt like I was at my own funeral. You get a perspective of where I come from, how hard I've worked and where I'm at now. It blew me away. There were a couple moments where I was like 'Wow, this is really touching.'"
Classic T’s: “Hey There Delilah” band Plain White T’s has begun recording songs in Los Angeles for its follow-up album to 2010’s “Wonders of the Younger.” “Whatever the next thing is, it has begun,” Higgenson said at 10pin. “We hope to have it out by early next year. ... The sound is classic Plain White T’s.
On the record: “I tried to go to
Sightings: Speaking of “