Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
Punk beats Rock at Royal Rumble, Punk retains at EC, Punk beats Rock at WrestleMania, Punk reaches 500 days as WWE Champion and Cena has nothing to do with it whatsoever.
What will actually happen is Rock will beat Punk at Royal Rumble, not work EC, Cena will win the EC for a #1 contenders spot, Cena will beat Rock at WrestleMania for the title and WWE will spit in Punk's face after all he's done for them by affording him a meaningless match with Taker where he has to needlessly job in the middle of the card instead of the main event where he belongs. As you can see, this is a SIGNIFICANTLY less interesting angle.
who exactly do you have as the one ending Punk's reign if he has it after Mania? At that point nobody will be believable (Cena and Ryback will be screwed over & over again) and might as well keep it on him until he retires.