Pro Wrestling Pick: WWE SmackDown Holiday Tour
December 19, 2012 2:48PM
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:13AM
Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, will host the WWE SmackDown Holiday Tour at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26.
“See all of your favorite ‘SmackDown’ superstars,” officials said of this non-televised house show.
The card is always subject to change.
One of the main events booked when the show was announced was then-world heavyweight champion Sheamus defending his belt against “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show.
With Show winning the belt from Sheamus in October, will the two still battle it out on Dec. 26?
The other announced SmackDown challenge match between “The Viper” Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio likely will be retooled after Orton’s injury on Dec. 14’s edition of “SmackDown.”
Orton was left with a separated shoulder after being attacked by the Shield (Dean Ambrose, who wrestled as Jon Moxley for the former Elite Pro Wrestling in Oak Forest; Seth Rollins, who wrestled as Tyler Black for AAW: Professional Wrestling Redefined in Berwyn; and Roman Reigns).
Others initially booked for the WWE SmackDown Holiday Tour include:
◆ WWE tag-team champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan, who regularly wrestled as Bryan Danielson for Ring of Honor Wrestling in Chicago Ridge, and Kane).
◆ Wade Barrett.
◆ “Feed Me More” Ryback.
“WWE tickets make great holiday gifts,” officials said.
Tickets are $20-$45 in the upper level, $65 on the floor behind ringside seats, $20-$65 in the lower level, and $65-$95 for seats around the ring.
Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.
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— Jessi Virtusio