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Monday, January 28, 2013

The Rock is Once Again WWE Champion...but Where Do We Go From Here?

The Rock WWE Champion The 2013 Royal Rumble has come and gone and despite much speculation, WWE didn't throw us any curve balls as far as the Royal Rumble winner and WWE Champion going into WrestleMania 29.  The Rock is once again WWE Champion after defeating CM Punk after a restart due to The Shield's interference, thus ending Punks record setting title reign.  In the other main event match, John Cena won the Royal Rumble after last eliminating (and pretty much killing the momentum of) Ryback.  So as of now a Rock vs. Cena rematch seems to be the direction WWE is sticking with.

Of course if the Rock/Cena rematch is what WWE is sticking with it's hard to argue that it will do good business since last year's match did so well, but they also gave us a lot in the buildup to last year's match which is why many fans on the Internet are still hoping WWE swerves us and gives us a totally different main event.  All this build just to see Cena get his win back from last year does not sound captivating at ALL to us.  The Elimination Chamber event is still to come before WrestleMania 29, so there is a slight chance things could get shaken up.  But if that were to happen, what other match possibilities are out there?

The Rock vs. Brock Lesnar - This match has been talked about since Brock returned to WWE last year.  The match would have a bit of history behind it since Lesnar won the WWE Title from The Rock at Summerslam 02, and the issue was never really resolved.  Lesnar has just re-signed with WWE, so a scenario that would see him return due to being pissed off that The Rock was able to waltz in and get a title shot unlike Lesnar got would make a lot of sense.

The Rock vs. Ryback - This match would be tough since Ryback has lost a ton of momentum after all his losses, and especially being so easily disposed of in the Rumble.  This match is a stretch since Ryback probably isn't ready to face off with The Rock - especially on the mic.

The Rock vs. CM Punk - This match makes total sense since obviously Punk would want a rematch after the Rumble's controversial match.  There has been talk of a possibly triple threat match with The Rock vs. Punk vs. Cena.  I'm usually not a fan of triple threats, but at least Punk might add a little something to the same old Cena vs. Rock banter.

We've got around a couple of months to go on the road to WrestleMania 29, we're hoping it's not going to be full of the same hype for another Cena vs. Rock match that will only lead to Cena getting his win back.  We can't imagine another long Cena title reign doing the same old thing and beating everyone.  The same grace would be a Cena heel turn which would make him an entirely new character, but we've been hoping for that for around 5-6 years now....and we'll probably just keep hoping.

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