Re: Official The Rock WWE Championship Discussion
I love Rock about a hundred times more than Ryback but..... Punk should probably drop the belt to Ryback. If this were a three month reign than I wouldn't mind, but they've given him such a long reign that whoever ends it would become huge. Rock ending it doesn't do much for either WWE or Rock himself. Rock is already a mega star that can't get much brighter. It would be like HHH ending the streak this year, HHH is already a legend and him winning would do nothing but end the streak. A) He can't get much more over B) HHH is not your future. Same thing here, Rock is not going to be there in 5 years. Ryback is. Again I don't even really like Ryback but if he's supposed to be the future it would get him over huge. Its like Hogan beating Michaels at Mania 14 instead of Austin(Not that Ryback is that big a star) So two scenarios they can do:
A) That Retcon they did on Raw was a really dumb move. Both scenarios I'm doing go under the assumption that the SS main event wasn't changed. WWE has no foresight anymore, no matches between there biggest guys anymore feel big other than there sometimes guys (Lesnar, HHH, Rock). So instead do the SS Tag and have Ryback win last eliminating Punk. Meanwhile, have Cena face Ziggler (like he was going to) and have him lose (not just being a mark, bear with me). At TLC, have Ryback beat Punk for the belt and Cena lose a ladder match to Ziggler for the WHC. At RR have Ryback GO OVER Rock. Rock losing doesn't hurt him and would help Ryback big time. Have a frustrated (perhaps heel or quasi-heel?) John Cena win the Rumble. Now at Mania you have a huge WWE Title match between WWE's top two guys in Cena and Ryback. *gasp* a Mania main event between two WWE Full timers that... Matters?! You can have Cena be frustrated that Ryback seems to be the guy and have Ryback lay claim to being able to beat Cena's two biggest rivals (Punk and Rock) when Cena couldn't. Along the way you establish Ziggler as a credible World Champion (*double gasp* a credible MITB champion?!?!) and you can still have Rock/Punk at Wrestlemania.
B) Have Punk hold onto the belt until Mania. Have Ryback beat him there so them you can say he did what Del Rio, Miz, Ziggler, Jericho, Bryan, Kane, Cena, and even Rock couldn't do... end Punk's reign as Champion. You can also have Rock/Cena II.