I think that Rock is going to debut the new title belt after the EC PPV. Everything is in place for that, Punk stole the belt, Rock is entering a program with the guy that made this design and it's not Rock's style anyway. It's the perfect timing to do it, pretty sure that's where the angle is going.
cool boys .. some FACTS it's all about Austin and Rock from the moment they established as main event players they became THE MAIN ATTRACTION ALL THE TIME even one of them
them as main attraction of WM with the title involved
WM 14 austin .. rock ain't established to main event yet
WM 15 both rock and austin
WM 16 rock .. austin injured
WM 17 both rock and austin
then them as main attraction without the title
WM 18 rock as the main attraction with hogan also austin with hall and nash
after the 2 brands
WM 19 rock austin from raw hogan vince SD
WM 20 rock with rock n sock tag match from raw .. austin with lesnar goldberg SD YES they also closed the shows with them and start building from late 2003 when 2 title matches start after RR and no way out ??
at recent years WM season
WM 23 austin with trump vs vince
WM 27 the main attraction rock guest host
WM 28 rock vs cena and so WM 29 rock vs whatever PLUS the title will be important again at a WM FINALLY
so both rock and austin or even one of them even without wrestling sometimes .. they are and still the main thing and the reason the most of fans bought the PPV and after WM 17 there always been great feuds and matches for the title but that was the case also at any other PPV through the 4 5 years after the AE that's why rock and austin sometimes hogan also ( 18 19 ) and the celebrities are the difference only the big 3 has more power then what trump tyson mayweather and ali could bring .. the one thing standing close to this is taker's streak
That's a list I made last year about this subject, need an update now because WM29 already broke some records but I will do it after the show:
In terms of selling point matches for WM:
1. Hogan - 1-8, 18, 19 - 10 WMs.
2. Rock - 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 27, 28 - 7 WMs.
3. HBK - 12, 14, 20, 24, 25, 26 - 6 WMs.
4. Bret - 9, 10, 12, 13, 26 - 5 WMs.
5. HHH - 16, 20, 21, 22, 25 - 5 WMs.
6. Austin - 13, 14, 15, 17 - 4 WMs.
7. Savage - 4, 5, 8 - 3 WMs.
8. Flair - 8, 20, 24 - 3 WMs.
9. Orton/Foley/Andre/Vince/Big Show/Taker/Batista/Cena - 2 WMs.
10. Lesnar/Goldberg/Warrior/Piper/Sid/Orndorff/Slaughter/Luger/Benoit/Tyson/Trump/Mayweather etc - WM.
WM1. Hogan/T/Piper/Orndorff/Celebrities, WM2. Hogan/Bundy, WM3. Hogan/Andre, WM4. Hogan/Andre, WM5. Hogan/Savage, WM6. Hogan/Warrior, WM7. Hogan/Slaughter, WM8. Hogan/Sid, WM18. Hogan/Rock, WM19. Hogan/Vince.
WM15. Rock/Austin, WM16. Rock/Foley/Show/HHH, WM17. Rock/Austin, WM18. Rock/Hogan, WM20. Rock/Sock/Evolution, WM27. Rock as GH, WM28. Rock/Cena.
WM12. HBK/Hart, WM14. HBK/Austin/Tyson, WM20. HBK/Benoit/HHH, WM24. HBK/Flair, WM25. HBK/Taker, WM26. HBK/Taker.
WM9. Hart/Yokozuna, WM10. Hart/Luger/Yokozuna, WM12. Hart/HBK, WM13. Hart/Austin, WM26. Hart/Vince.
WM16. HHH/Rock/Foley/Show, WM20. HHH/Benoit/HBK, WM21. HHH/Batista, WM22. HHH/Cena, WM25. HHH/Orton.
WM13. Austin/Hart, WM14. Austin/HBK/Tyson, WM15. Austin/Rock, WM17. Austin/Rock.
WM4. Savage/DiBiase, WM5. Savage/Hogan, WM8. Savage/Flair.
WM8. Flair/Savage, WM20. Evolution/Rock/Sock, WM24. Flair/HBK.
The highest grossing WM was 28 - Rock/Cena.
The biggest gate for a WM was 28 with $8.9 million - Rock/Cena.
The biggest domestic buyrate was WM17 - Rock/Austin.
The biggest international buyrate was WM28 - Rock/Cena.
The biggest overall buyrate was WM28 - Rock/Cena.
One of the most impressive numbers, if not THE, was WM5 - Macho Man vs Hulk Hogan because they drew record number of 700k+ domestic when the availability of PPV was extremely low back then and only a few did bigger than that to this day when you have access to PPV in every house. The brilliant year storyline of The Mega Powers is one of the best of all time and they did amazing business together on the road and on PPV.
If Rock plans to work 3 more WMs, he will be at the Top with Hogan. He's going to work WM29 and %99.999 WM30, so he will be almost there in a year and a half.
Selling point matches means the matches that got the most interest and promotion before the event, their place on the card is irrelevant, for example Jericho/HHH at WM18 wasn't the selling point in any way. It based on the momentum of the program before the event, the star power and the position of the stars at that time.