My WWE - Booking Punk vs Rock
by, 11-04-2012 at 08:01 PM (3863 Views)
Hello again wrestling fans. Itâ€™s been awhile, but I thought I would come up with another post to ponder.
Last night I watched the Punk DVD (and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Punk or any other off these vids) and got to thinking about the run heâ€™s had with the title. After holding on to the title after HITC and being put in a traditional survivor series match (something I would love to see more of), itâ€™s become apparent that in all likely hood, the RR will be Punk vs. Rock. This is gonna be a good thing.
First off, if you recall the â€œPipe Bombâ€ promo, Punk didnâ€™t shy in his feelings about Rock coming in and automatically being the main event at last years WM. In trying to rebuild the prestige of the WWE Championship to some of itâ€™s former glory, something being done with Punkâ€™s long (and in my personnel opinion, needed) reign, itâ€™s been knocked down a peg by not being center attention of the biggest PPV of the year (a debate thatâ€™s been had in numerous blogs and so gonna leave out of here).
Second, Punkâ€™s current heel run was started with his attack on the Rock for being handed a title shot without earning it (another debate for another time).
So for fans of yesteryear, this is the long run storyline weâ€™ve been waiting for. Hopefully the ball isnâ€™t dropped and we will get the pay off from this feud. The best thing will be if Rock comes back not forgetting the â€˜disrespectâ€™ Punk showed him with his words and actions.
Now, many are predicting Rock to win the title, Cena to win the Rumble, and both to go on to Mania for a rematch, this time for the championship.
I think this idea sucks!
Last year, we all expected Cena to beat the Rock. After all, heâ€™s the face of the company, their â€œbiggest starâ€, and Rockl was only back for this match. What purpose would it serve for Rock to win? But he did win and most of us were in shock. That was a good thing. How often to we all complain about the predictability of todayâ€™s wrestling products?!? Right now we are all clambering for something new and unpredictable (hopefully TNA will manage this with their A&E storyline).
So here is my thought:
Punk needs to beat Rock at the Royal Rumble!
Think about it.
Who would expect it?
In my â€œWWEâ€, I would have Rock vs. Punk with Punk getting win. Preferably clean, but if needs help (perhaps bringing Brock back), so be it. Cena could still win the Rumble, but now Punk is the man that, not only can Cena not beat, but now, neither can the Rock! This would go on to set up many scenarios for WM.
One, the rumoured triple threat match, but instead of Rock as champ, Punk will defend against Rock and Cena with Cena cashing in his shot and Rock reminding him who beat him last year. But all this would do is profile Rock in another main event.
Two, Punk vs. Cena, perhaps a last chance match, and if Lesnar were involved in costing Rock the title, they could have their long overdue rematch (again, continuity).
Three, it could free up Rock for his shot at the Streak. Though canâ€™t see him coming back just to lose in multiple PPVâ€™s.
Four, something totally out there, if they really want to push Ryback, have him win the Rumble and face Punk at Mania. This could free up Rock vs. Cena 2, Cena vs. Undertaker, or whatever.
So, there it is. My thoughts. My â€˜wishfullâ€™ thinking. I love the run Punk has been on and think it should continue to Mania. It would be unpredictable and make Punk look like the dominant champ of yesteryears.