434 or whatever days as WWE champion say otherwise.
It should've been 500 days, so it could be a real milestone. And half of that reign was spent in the midcard, he only started to turn it around to a main event title reign during the tail end of the reign. And despite 434 days as champion, as soon as Mania comes around, FUCK YOU PUNK. Cena's getting Rock, you have to face Undertaker and his worthless Streak in the midcard of the show, 3'rd from the top behind Rock/Cena and Triple H/Lesnar. Yeah, big favour, especially considering this is the single most talented performer to enter the company in the last 10 years.
Again, beeing the longest reigning champ in 20 years means they care about him, how hard is that to understand? In terms of reigns, Punks reign beats all of Cenas.
As much as the title means, and it means everything, it still doesn't mean as much as it USED TO. John Cena is still absolutely, definitively 100% THE top guy, and Punk is #2, and the #2 position is not acceptable for the #1 performer.
Cena is getting older now and WWE shouldn't overpush him anymore, it makes no sense business-wise in the longterm, and WWE is all about the money in first place. To round up that push and finalize it Punk needs a win over a megastar and The Rock is just that. Cena already got his win against Brock and it didn't do shit for him.
Cena is showing NO signs of slowing down. They don't care about "finalizing" Punk's push either, it's over, at least THIS push is. If they cared, he'd be getting a 500 day title reign.
Cena winning wouldn't be any different, it would cause way more boos and dissatisfaction with him winning (only 5-10% beeing satisfied) to Punk winning (around 30-50% satisfied, depending on the smark factor). Face it, Cena is only a babyface on paper to the casuals, he never gets favourable reactions at PPVs so Punk has a better chance of sending the fans happy than he does.
Are you serious? If WWE cared about Cena getting booed, he would've been FIRED years ago. They don't give a shit about boos, they only care about money, and unfortunately, Cena can manipulate children out of their money.
I certainly hope not, response above explains my reasoning. If WWE really does Cena/Rock II, they're in for some bad news. Would be the most boring WM ME in years.
Again, they don't care what kind of show they put on, they just care about money, and they'll get enough out of it for this stupid rematch. Nowhere near last year but they'll get enough, and all they want is for Cena to get his win back.