Originally Posted by hazuki
The Rock can win the championship at Mania. Punk will retain both EC/Rumble. Heads into mania as Champ, loses title in a triple threat.
The Rock won't be around after Wrestlemania so he can't win the title at WM
if the plan was for the rock to win the title at mania i am sure he wouldn't return in junaury in the middle of the media work and promoting of a three big movies releases in feb-march-april
he would instead work a deal to return just a month before WM and work more dates in April and may so he can defend the title and lose it