Originally Posted by vinnienfg
I don't think it would tarnish his reign one bit. Realistically, CM Punk is not gonna STILL be champ at the 2014 kick off Raw. He may be champ at the time, but not at 800+ consecutive days. He's gonna lose. So, might as well be to The Rock. He'll win at Royal Rumble, win at Elimination Chamber, then lose to Cena at Wrestlemania. It's what makes the most sense. The point is to beat last year's buy rate. Rock vs Cena II, this time it's for the title, is the biggest possible headline to do so. Not with Brock Lesnar, not with HHH, not even with Punk vs Undertaker.
What would really be intriguing is The Rock being the leader of The Shield. talk about throwing everyone off. I know it's been mentioned a time or two, but it would create a huge heel in The Rock, and allow everyone's super hero, Cena, to take him down and overcome all odds. Business wise, it makes tons of sense. Punk can recapture his glory throughout the year.