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1/2/13 7:17 PM
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Sources have informed WZ there is growing concern within WWE as to whether or not CM Punk vs The Rock at The Royal Rumble is a wise move. The Royal Rumble usually sells itself and has traditionally always been one of the best bought pay-per-views throughout the years. The worry seems to be whether or not having The Rock in a high profile match at the Rumble is the best use of WWE's time and focus. Several officials are concerned that with The Rock appearing at the PPV, the attention paid to the Royal Rumble match will be less than what it should be, from both an advertising and creative standpoint. This concern is coming from the talent as well as those in positions of power. As of now, there is no set plan or path on exactly what is going to happen regarding The Rock at Rumble and the road to WrestleMania. Apparently, if you were to ask most in WWE a few months ago, they would say it was a sure thing The Rock wins the title at Rumble. Now, there is less certainty as WWE is said to have not made final decisions on any of the high profile names, feuds and matches for WrestleMania 29.
1/3/13 10:07 AM
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BigWilliam
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The WWE's booking on the fly seems to get more chaotic and less thought out ever year.
1/3/13 10:41 AM
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I'm not saying they should cancel the match, but I do dislike it when they have a high-profile match at the RR. Why undersell the RR match? It's like putting a hat on a hat, as they say.
1/3/13 11:53 AM
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Well since there is a PPV between the Rumble and Mania (there shouldn't be) they could always do this then.

 

1/3/13 12:44 PM
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A single wrestler should never overshadow an entire event, let alone one as big as RR. Rock only shows up a few times a year so of course it's going to be a huge deal and it's going to overshadow an annually historic event.

They SHOULD keep the belt on Punk, only because Rock won't be around enough for him holding the belt to matter.

If they were to have Punk drop the title it should be to Cena at Mania in a triple threat match or have Ziggler cash in his briefcase.

However they should keep it on him until it doesn't make sense for him to have it anymore. Have a belt vs streak match at Mania with Taker. Nobody gives a shit about Rock vs. Cena II.
1/3/13 1:08 PM
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Well since there is a PPV between the Rumble and Mania (there shouldn't be) they could always do this then.

 


I wouldn't mind WWE having a PPV inbetween Rumble and Wrestlemania but having the Elimination Chamber makes no sense.  You're gonna advertise this structure of death and destruction and "risk" your champions health a month before the biggest event of the year?  That just makes no sense.

1/3/13 3:11 PM
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Agreed.  This could be an opportunity to bring back something like KOTR for mid card guys.

My only issue with the event in between is that it gets in the way of the buildup for mania.  Or they throw in a swerve so that you have to wait for the outcome of that night to see who will go at it at mania.

Way back, they would have much of the card right after The Royal Rumble.  Mania 6 with Hogan and Warrior was great! 

1/3/13 3:30 PM
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I don't get putting the belt on the Rock. He doesn't need it and everyone knows he will not keep it since he is not back full time. Putting the belt on a part timer makes no sense to me.

Punk has a great thing going as the champ, him keeping it this long makes the eventually title change feel more important. It should be used for that last step for someone who is going to carry the company for a while. The logical choice seems to be Ryback (thought not one I really agree with). Have him take the shot and miss once or twice more, have Punk and Heyman screw him over big time. Then he finally gets Punk in HIAC or something at Summer Slam for the title change.
1/3/13 4:47 PM
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Here's what will happen:

Rock wins the title from Punk.

Cena wins the Royal Rumble.

They fight at WM. Phone Post
1/3/13 5:18 PM
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Cena wins title at WM, shake hands...Rock leaves for another 4-5 years.

1/3/13 5:23 PM
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Probably to make The Rock vs. Cena II more epic.
1/4/13 12:40 AM
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What about when the official announcement is made about Austin wrestling at mania next year, that very event alone will eclipse the entire WM. and this will happen folks. Phone Post
1/4/13 2:42 PM
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I agree. They should just leave the belt on Punk.

Rock vs Cena the rematch doesn't need it.
1/4/13 2:48 PM
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Sofa King Cool - Here's what will happen:

Rock wins the title from Punk.

Cena wins the Royal Rumble.

They fight at WM. Phone Post
Then Rock wins again. Phone Post
1/6/13 9:05 PM
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Perfect Idea for revamp of ppv between Rumble and Mania...

Crockett Cup style tag tournament !!! Phone Post
1/7/13 2:35 PM
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That would be good. And I wish Survivor Series would go back to the old 4 on 4 or 5 on 5 format. It was good to have the big PPV's have their own special format, it made them different instead of just another PPV.

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