This storyline has been quite intriguing. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan first went at it over the title at Over the Limit. Punk picked up the pinfall victory, but he would tap out right after the count. Bryan saw that as being able to defeat Punk and wanted another match.
Kane then entered into the fold after Punk and Bryan used him to get at one another. Punk would once again retain his title at No Way Out against both superstars, but now he must contend with Bryan one-on-one once again.
The big thing in this feud has been A.J. After Bryan dumped her, she shifted her focus to the champion once the feud started. It has gone from a crush to an obsession since then with A.J. showing feelings for both wrestlers as well as Kane at one point.
She has gotten involved in one way, shape or form every time they were in the ring, but now she will be more involved than ever before. A.J. will be the special guest referee for this match, and Bryan has been sucking up to her ever since it was announced.
Would she favor her ex-boyfriend or her soul mate? Well, she put them both through a table last week, and slapped them both this past Monday after two proposals of marriage went sour.
This will be another wrestling clinic from two of the best wrestlers in WWE. Predicting the winner is hard to do. It seems like A.J. has some kind of plan, but who does the plan favor? She could very well be out for herself here and somehow screw both of them out of the match.
The result of this match will come down to her actions, no matter what they may be.
This would be Bryan's third chance at the WWE Championship, so fans could very well see a new champion crowned. At the same time, the potential for a big SummerSlam rematch between Punk and John Cena could be on the horizon if he retains and Cena wins the Money in the Bank match.
Bryan could win, but Punk could regain the title at the 1000th episode of Raw in a few weeks. The exact opposite could happen with Punk retaining here and Bryan receiving one final shot at the big show, winning the title in the process.
This is a tough one, but I'm going to go with a CM Punk victory.
Winner and Still Champion: CM Punk