but me wanting the rock to win the big 1 just 1 more time far exceeded me wanting cm punk to go to 500 days.
Interesting you brought this up, because even if Rock didn't end Punk's reign at RR, he could still get the big one one more time. Maybe at Summerslam. Maybe at Wrestlemania. Maybe at Wrestlemania next year. Royal Rumble next year. Survivor Series this year. Punk's probably never gonna get a reign half as long as the one he's on ever again, and as such if he doesn't make it to 500, he's never going to.
Of course, that's if you really want to see Punk make it to 500 at all, which if not, fair enough. But if so, even slightly, I'd hope Punk beats Rock at RR, and then Rock could get the belt at Mania, or if he's not in the title match at Mania, sometime down the road. This way he'd make it to 500, Rock gets the title in this period of time he's there, and everyone's happy except the people who desperately wanted Rock/Brock.
I don't really care whether Rock or Punk wins at the Rumble, and frankly I know Rock is winning. However if I had to give one I'd slightly prefer, it'd be Punk winning for two reasons:
1) They could do Rock/Brock, Taker/Cena, and Punk/Ryback for the title where Ryback wins the belt, which would be my ideal big 3 Wrestlemania matches, instead of Rock/Cena for the title, Lesnar/HHH, and Taker/Punk which all except the last one is less than satisfying for me.
2) The eruption of butthurt from Rock marks and/or Punk haters would make my night.