So mostly the only reason how Taker and Punk got established for Wrestlemania was due to Will Moody's unfortunate passing, thus using that angle as leverage. If Moody didn't pass on, what was the intended plan to work the storyline for Mania?
I wouldn't have been surprised if they still did include Bearer in this if nothing happened to him. Maybe something like Punk attacks him and steals the urn which leads to Taker wanting to get revenge on Punk. And then Bearer returns at WM and with the urn, he helps Taker win.
"I understand now the only way to get respect from the WWE Board of Directors would be to take something away from them, something important.. I want to be the one the Undertaker looks up at from lying on the matte. I want the Undertaker and the WWE to wake up in a reality in which CM Punk broke the streak." - CM Punk