It seems like a foregone conclusion in regards to what the WWE is setting up for the first two major events of 2013. Every major fan will tell you that the WWE is planing on having CM Punk hold onto the WWE Championship until he faces The Rock at the Royal Rumble in January, which will lead to The Rock vs. John Cena II at WrestleMania 29 for the WWE Championship.
To many, it seems obvious, but the WWE loves unpredictability, and what would be more unpredictable than Ryback going into the Royal Rumble as WWE Champion?
Ryback has become an overnight superstar for the WWE, going directly from squashing two nobodies at a time to fighting inside Hell in a Cell for the WWE Championship in basically a month.
Now, Ryback is solidly in the main-event scene, headlining house shows and taking his rightful place in the main event at Survivor Series against John Cena and CM Punk for the WWE Championship.
As I said earlier, many believe that Punk will prevail and retain his championship, but why not have Ryback win?
The WWE has been very trigger-happy in bringing back stars of yesterday to elevate ratings, but what it hasn't done with these old stars is get over its stars of tomorrow.
In my mind, as well as many other fans' minds, the feud between John Cena and The Rock ended at WrestleMania 28, and there is absolutely no need to do it again at WM 29. So I'm all for seeing CM Punk vs. The Rock at WrestleMania 29 just for the blockbuster factor.
You may ask, "What about the Royal Rumble?" That's simple...shock the world and have Ryback face The Rock for the WWE Championship. If Ryback wins the WWE Championship at Survivor Series, that will give him two more months to be this unbeatable monster and just dominate the WWE, and the only one who could stop him is The Rock.
Which match would you rather see at the Royal Rumble?
Honestly, the only problem that I see is how to book the ending, but I'm sure that the creative team could come up with something. Neither CM Punk nor John Cena need to be put over with the fans with a feud with "The Great One," but although Ryback is having this overnight success, a bout with a major superstar would really get him over the top and elevate him to an even higher status.
I have no problem with the WWE using WrestleMania to have mega-fights, but I believe that the WWE has a perfect opportunity to truly get the boost that it needs to shoot Ryback into stardom, and that boost is none other than The Rock.
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