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The buildup to CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan has been almost nonexistent, but I think that's largely because the WWE thinks the quality of this match will sell itself.
I'd obviously expect this to be one of the best matches of the year. Yet, given how this feud has been booked during its three-week existence, creative has basically suggested that Bryan has no chance on Sunday.
I thought that was the case, too, until Punk appeared in a backstage segment with A.J. on Raw in which A.J. wished him good luck against Bryan but found herself getting spurned by Punk.
AJ looked pretty upset after this, and I get the feeling that she now has beef with both Punk and Bryan, meaning that it's incredibility likely that she will interfere in their match at Over the Limit.
The only question is: Who will she screw out of the WWE Championship?
I think the angle is going to be that she tries to screw over Punk to win Bryan back, but instead, she inadvertently costs Bryan the match and helps Punk retain.
This would add to the story that A.J. keeps unintentionally costing Bryan, and it could lead to some insane heat for Bryan if he freaks out as a result.
While Bryan's incredibly hot right now and it wouldn't be totally surpassing if he won on Sunday, I get the sense that Punk's WWE title reign is going to approach the one-year mark, if not surpass it.
Obviously, that would then mean that Punk is going to retain at Over the Limit, which I think is going to happen, though it may not be totally clean and could perhaps extend this rivalry to No Way Out.
The Pick: Punk
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