CM Punk may have lost his WWE Championship, but he's got much larger plans being discussed. Photo Courtesy of WWE.com
When CM Punk fanboys (me included) saw Cena win the Royal Rumble, their first thoughts might have been negative, but let's look at it in a more positive way: If the WWE is going to kill all of Punk's momentum at the top of the business before WrestleMania, it must have been for a great reason.
CM Punk's name has been thrown around as the man who will have the honor to face the Undertaker (assuming Undertaker can compete), which would be a huge honor for any Superstar in all of professional wrestling.
Even if Punk doesn't get to face Taker, there are still some amazing possibilities for the Second-City Saint at WrestleMania 29 that don't involve him holding the WWE Championship.
Ryback may be open, there are a ton of opportunities for the WWE to sketch up a Lesnar-Punk feud and all of the other major Superstars without a match yet, like Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Randy Orton.
While CM Punk as WWE champ was one of the most entertaining parts of WWE programming in recent history, there are still a lot of opportunities for the WWE to find a great match for him at WrestleMania 29.