Learning to break kayfabe
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Re: 500 days of Punk?
Alright, here's the deal. I'm a huge fan of Punk and his title reign. I'm absolutely ecstatic to see a WWE Championship reign last as long as this one has. I would be even more ecstatic to see Punk get to WrestleMania XXIX as champion, passing the 500 day mark. Whether he would be going in to defend it against The Undertaker or in a triple threat against Rock and Cena, it would be incredible to see him walk in as champion. And I say that it would make one hell of a story for the longest WWE Championship reign of the last twenty-five years end at WrestleMania. It's an absolute dream scenario for me, personally.
But it's not going to happen.
The scenario that WWE is aiming for is more than obvious. Cena wins the Rumble. The Rock wins the WWE Championship from Punk. Cena/Rock rematch. This time, for the WWE Championship. The championship has to be there this time, to raise the stakes. I think to everyone's surprise, The Rock won last year, but Cena will win the bigger match between the two of them, finally getting back the WWE Championship. And, for the umpteenth time, Cena will be on top of WWE. The story writes itself.
No way WWE passes that up in order to continue Punk's reign. I still say there is a possibility that Punk squeaks away with title at Royal Rumble, through some sort of shenanigans involving The Shield or some other type of interference. But if he retains there, he will most definitely lose it to Rock at Elimination Chamber.
Doesn't matter how or when, though. All roads lead to Rock/Cena II for the WWE Championship.