Originally Posted by Tyrion Lannister
Having the longest reign in 25 years ended by a guy who appears once a year, and he immediately vacates the belt and it gets put in a tournament would be SO horrible. What a waste of time.
Punk has to lose the belt eventually - I'd rather it was in the main-event (or co-main) of the biggest show of the year, and to a guy with a twenty-year win streak. Punk just needs a promo the next night to regain his momentum, and he can keep going as the top heel act.
Vacating the belt isn't the best case scenario, I'll agree with that, but Rock and Lesnar aren't staying around most likely, and I'm presuming Taker won't be able to have a full-time run as champ. Certainly, Taker doesn't need the rub from ending Punk's reign, but neither do Cena, Rock or Lesnar, who are the top candidates.