Re: Is it even a remote possibility that CM Punk defeats The Rock clean at Royal Rumb
If they want to keep the title on Punk then I'd have the Shield helps Punk. Attack The Rock during the match, Punk retains the title via DQ ruling. The angle then could be how it's an 'injustice' that The Rock just walks back in and gets a title shot. They could even work in the Reigns/Rock family angle, make the feud abit more meaningful. Rock cutting a promo about Samoan pride and honour (which he has talked about in the past) and how Reigns has dishonoured their family. Could even go onto how The Shield are dishonouring the WWE.
Would also keep The Shield on side with Punk so that they could use them as Heyman's 'back-up' if/when they want to split Punk/Heyman.
None of it will happen though.