CM Punk Talks Pitch for WrestleMania 29 Triple-Threat Match with John Cena, The Rock

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJune 22, 2021

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The main event for WrestleMania 29 would've looked a little different if WWE had followed through on a pitch by CM Punk.

The former WWE star said Tuesday that one idea thrown around was to put him in a Triple Threat match against The Rock and John Cena.

Instead, Punk and Cena faced off during the Feb. 25, 2013, edition of Raw to determine the No. 1 contender for The Rock. Cena prevailed to set up a WrestleMania rematch.

Punk got a solid consolation prize in the form of a WrestleMania bout with The Undertaker. They combined to deliver what was arguably the best entry on the card.

The Straight-Edge Superstar hasn't competed since the 2014 Royal Rumble, and he'll turn 43 in October. A main-event match WrestleMania is one of the most glaring omissions on his resume, and the window is quickly slamming shut—if it hasn't done so already—for him savor that showcase.


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