Re: Official The Rock WWE Championship Discussion
For me, it's a tough call on who I want to win the Rumble. I mean it's my favorite wrestler currently against one of my all-time favorites. Punk has had a great, long run and I'd be more than fine with Rock ending it. However, here's how I look at it.
If Rock beats Punk for the title, there's no reason for Rock/Lesnar. Not to mention Rock will probably face the Rumble winner if it's Cena or Ryback, so that's that. Punk will probably go on talking about how he's going to do something bigger than being WWE Champion for 400+ days, and throws a challenge out to Undertaker. Lesnar then unfortunately faces HHH, and so we get two rematches that don't need to happen and a streak match that isn't quite up to the level it should be after the last four WM streak matches. Now granted, they could also go with Taker/Lesnar and Punk/HHH, but even then I'm not sure I'd want to see Cena take the title off of Rock, which is what will happen if Rock/Cena II takes place. Only way I'd be fine with that is if Cena turns heel, but I don't think I'll ever expect a heel turn from Cena again. If it happens, great! But if not, it won't disappoint me as much as usual.
However, if Punk beats Rock at the Rumble, it would make sense due to the Heyman connection for Lesnar to cost Rock the title. This would be a perfect set-up for the Rock/Lesnar match, and doesn't throw the title into a match with two guys who won't be there after Wrestlemania. Taker/Cena can happen as well. The biggest mainstream match and the biggest pure WWE match both on the same show would surely draw in a million plus buys alone, and maybe even draw in the biggest buyrate of all time if done correctly. Meanwhile for Punk, he'll put his 500 day title reign on the line once and for all against Ryback, with no interference allowed or Punk is stripped of the title. Ryback ends Punk's reign and is the new face of the company (to the dismay of plenty, I know). Taker beats Cena, Rock beats Lesnar, and Taker/Rock is set up for Wrestlemania 30 at some point down the line.
And if people still want Rock to win the WWE Championship, he could always take the title off Ryback at Summerslam or something... granted if he's not staying for at least Night of Champions to put Ryback or somebody full-time over for the title, I'd be against that. Or maybe he wins the title, and the MITB winner cashes in on Rock and beats him, and then that MITB winner and Ryback go on to feud. The MITB winner would drop the title to Ryback, and would face Rock at RR where Rock would beat him, and then we go to the WM30 build up from there between Taker and Rock in the biggest streak match of all time, along with Punk/Austin in a dream match, Cena/Ryback in a "passing of the torch" match, and Lesnar against either Sheamus, Orton, or some other top face in the brawl/brutal match of Mania. That all would be my ideal set-up going into Wrestlemania 30. After that, I have no fucking idea what they could do.
I'm watching you...
Last edited by The Evil Santadow; 01-06-2013 at 02:04 PM.