WWE superstar Seth Rollins calls out Bears’ Eddy Piniero


Seth Rollins in his Bears themed attire on Royal Rumble.

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

Appearing on Fox 32 Chicago’s Bears Unleashed, former WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discussed the current state of the Bears and his frustrations as a fan. Rollins took issue with Bears’ kicker Eddy Pineiro’s missed field goal attempts.

Responding to Gabe Ramirez’s question on who he’d like to face in a WWE ring, Rollins singled out Pineiro. 

“This one’s too easy,” laughed Rollins, “but it’s got to be Pineiro this week. I have a distinct size advantage over him, but you can’t be missing two kicks like that…you get paid to come here and make kicks and you got to do it. If the hold is right, you got to put it down between the uprights. That’s it, that’s six points.”

However, Rollins said he would want nothing to do with former Bears linebackers Dick Butkus, Mike Singletary or Brian Urlacher. 

Taking a break from professional wrestling ahead of a commercially successful Survivor Series weekend in Chicago, Rollins described himself as a lifelong Bears fan. However, despite his loyalties, Rollins communicated his dissatisfaction with the Bears roster as a whole. 

“It’s been rough,” said Rollins with a wry smile. “If you follow my Twitter, you know I either love football or hate football and unfortunately this season has been a lot more hate than love.”

Rollins also criticized the offensive line, stating they “haven’t been getting it done.” He attributed the Bears lack of success in the run game to a lackluster effort from the Bears offensive linemen. Rollins also opined that the Bears miss Jordan Howard, who was traded this past offseason to the Philadelphia Eagles for a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick. 

“I love David Montgomery, but we miss Jordan Howard a little bit,” stated Rollins. “He just falls forward. At the very least, he’s going to get you two, three positive yardage and we miss that.”

Rollins’ comments conclude a difficult week for Pineiro. After missing two field goals in the Bears’ Primetime loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, many fans began comparing Pineiro to the departed Cody Parkey. Mayor Lori Lightfoot even quipped that Pineiro needs to “find his leg again,” to which Pineiro responded, “Tell her I said, ‘Thank you,’ I’ll try to find my foot.”

As for Rollins, he will captain Team Raw in the traditional five-on-five men’s Survivor Series match against contingents from both Smackdown and NXT. Chicago plays host to Survivor Series Weekend, which includes Friday Night Smackdown, NXT Takeover: WarGames, Survivor Series and Monday Night Raw. Survivor Series begins at 6 p.m. Central Standard Time and airs exclusively on the WWE Network.