The WWE has a lot riding on the match between The Rock and CM Punk. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
In a more negative light, the Rock has to deliver for the sake of the WWE and CM Punk. During the Great One's warm-up match against R-Truth and The Miz a few Survivor Series pay-per-views ago, people weren't impressed with the show.
After the low buyrate and the critical reviews, it wasn't Rock or Cena that got punished—it was their opponents, Truth and Miz. Miz and Truth didn't do much for the rest of the year, and some say they even got buried.
If the Rock can't deliver on one of the WWE's most highly touted matches in the last year, then Vince may take it out on Punk or other members of the current WWE roster.
The Rock has to deliver on Sunday, not just for his own sake, but for the company's sake.
Luckily for Vince McMahon and the WWE, he will.