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Re: Official 11/19 Raw Discussion Thread
Does anyone think that the plan since RAW 1,000 has been anything other than C.M. Punk© Vs. The Rock at Royal Rumble 2013? Like, that main event last night had zero emotional investment from me because I was almost 100% certain that C.M. Punk was going to retain. Same with Hell In A Cell versus Ryback. I just can not see them altering their plans at this point. Not when it involves The Rock & WWE will seemingly bend over backwards to keep him happy as he is their "bailout."
We are getting C.M. Punk Vs. The Rock at Royal Rumble. The Rock is winning the WWE title. Then we are getting a rematch of Wrestlemania from last year, with The Rock© Vs. John Cena. Cena gets his win back from The Rock & becomes WWE Champion again. The Rock goes back to Hollywood.
Yes, I know it was billed as "once in a lifetime." It does not matter. This is professional wrestling. Promoters lie. It was the highest grossing Wrestlemania of all-time. Of course they are going to go back to it again.
Everything between now & then is just WWE spinning their wheels. C.M. Punk is the champion. He has been for a year. Awesome. He's still just keeping the belt warm for The Rock when WWE goes to their "real" storyline involving their "real" stars. WWE does not have any faith in their current roster for anyone not named John Cena. Why do you think WWE '13 is based around The Attitude Era & they used "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to help hype it? Why do you think last year at Wrestlemania we had Triple H, The Undertaker & The Rock, all three, there? Why do you think WWE still bring back guys like Mick Foley?
What does it mean for someone like C.M. Punk? It does not matter. WWE does not think about that. They do not care about that. They want The Rock. He will sell Wrestlemania. Literally nothing else matters. A bunch of undercard matches, the majority of which have no heat nor does the winner matter, a celebrity of some note & The Rock in the main event. That is what you are getting.