Originally Posted by Heel
There's no way Punk, having been Champion for so long, wouldn't get a rematch (kayfabe). It'd make zero sense.
They've done that in the past. When Cena vacated the title in 2007, he didn't automatically get a rematch (although he won the Royal Rumble). When Brock Lesnar lost the title to Eddie Guerrero in 2004, he never got the automatic rematch even though he was champion for about 6 months. As I said, Punk will most likely get his rematch after Wrestlemania when Cena (or whoever else) is champion.
Considering the amount of things that don't make sense in the WWE today, this is probably one of the more "understandable" ones compared to the shit they come up with weekly.
Wrestling and logic don't mix, the sooner you accept it, the better.