WWE Elimination Chamber 2013: Why the Rock Is a Lock to Defeat CM Punk

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIFebruary 14, 2013

Photo via wwe.com
Photo via wwe.com

The Rock is the closest thing to a lock you'll see at the WWE Elimination Chamber this weekend, with the People's Champion bound to keep his championship here.

CM Punk's long title reign is over and will be unable to match it with his opponent by the time that Sunday night rolls around in New Orleans.

Ever since that night at Royal Rumble, CM Punk has had the odds against him in terms of winning back the championship belt from The Rock—even though the new stipulation introduced for Elimination Chamber seems to favor him.

The stipulation that CM Punk will win back the championship if The Rock is disqualified or knocked seemingly places the odds significantly against the champion.

And whilst that does seem to be the case, think about the wrestler in light of the events that we've seen so far this year—least of which being CM Punk's title reign ending.

The very fact that the title changed hands seems to suggest that The Rock will indeed defend his title here. After all, why end CM Punk's title-reign if he was only going to win it back in a couple of weeks' time? That just doesn't make sense.

However, it is not the past events that most likely will see The Rock emerge as champion but the future and the chance to enter WrestleMania once more.

If The Rock wins here, you'd have to think that he would enter WrestleMania as the WWE Champion, and thus taking on John Cena for the WWE Championship.

That would allow the pair to resume their rivalry started last year in the WresteMania 28 Main Event and provide Cena with a chance to fix his past mistakes.

As a drawcard, there would seemingly be no bigger match than that of The Rock and John Cena, and it would be a smart business move by the WWE.

Considering also the amount of times that CM Punk has wrestled John Cena since July, the attraction of The Rock against Cena makes far more sense.

It's the bigger attraction, and it's far more marketable by the WWE—plus it fits in light with CM Punk being dethroned by The Rock not that long ago.

A CM Punk victory just doesn't make sense in light of what we've seen and are desperately hanging out to see as the WrestleMania 29 Main Event.

What we want to see is The Rock against John Cena, and with victory in the Eliminatio Chamber this weekend, that's exactly what we're going to get.


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