Expect lots of change by the end of the night...
This is the most interesting match on the card as far as potential future storylines go. I could see any of these three winning the belt, and I think all of it depends on what happens with AJ.
I’m not saying that AJ has to turn heel on Sunday, but I think it’s a strong possibility; I think the storyline that makes the most sense would be AJ siding with Kane and guiding him to victory (despite the fact that Kane seems freaked out by her, which is saying something), both because she sees that he “has a heart” and because it would screw over Daniel Bryan.
This situation leads to two things: one, an AJ heel turn and partnership with Kane nicely resets the main event storylines and gives the IWC their desired Daniel Bryan face turn and will allow him to eventually win the WWE title as the conquering hero (Yes!).
Of course, they’d have to reconcile the fact that AJ went crazy because Bryan treated her like crap, but they did it once with Lita and Kane, so I don’t see why we couldn’t see it again.
That leaves CM Punk; as I mentioned before, I think Punk is going to get involved in whatever the “big summer feud” is going to be (that likely involves Heyman, given what he’s said on Twitter).
I see Punk not being involved in the decision and somehow getting screwed out of a rematch by Laurinaitis, which would lead to Punk feuding with Big Johnny and the powers-that-be in a throwback to the glory days of Steve Austin (though Laurinaitis is not as good a heel as Mr. McMahon was back in the day).
There is always the option of Punk turning heel, but he’s already one of the top babyfaces in the company and is likely drawing too much merchandise money to turn heel and side with Heyman, even though character-wise and storyline-wise it would make the most sense.
Whether Punk joins the Anti-Laurinaitis faction, turns heel and joins the Anti-Vince/Triple H factions, or goes rogue and creates an nWo redux, he is likely going to be involved heavily in the summer storylines.
However, he’s going to be doing it without the title. I love Punk, I think he’s a great champ, but the time has come for him to go back to being an anti-hero or even a villain.
PREDICTION: Kane wins the WWE Title, Punk is not involved in the fall