This is where we hope the wrestling gods are playing games with us and the rumors all over the Internet are just that – a rumor – CM Punk is not leaving the WWE for good.
In other words, playing with Punk is no laughing matter and if the former WWE Champion is leaving the company, then wrestling is losing one of its best talkers and performers. And the WWE Universe will lose one of its biggest heroes.
We have seen this all too often with other wrestlers (including Punk) in the past like Hogan and AJ Styles and Ric Flair and even Sting to some extent – the greats leaving for some time, leaving us all in limbo. This time, however, based on his past performance, the fact he was not on Monday Night Raw following the Royal Rumble and the idea that there might be too many eggs in the WWE basket – the return of Brock Lesnar, Batista and Sheamus adding to the number of top-level talents that want a shot at one title, and the fact the Internet has been buzzing for a year now about how Punk may not wrestle much past 35 years ago, means this could be REAL.
Sorry guys, I do think there is some credit to this “program” where maybe he just had enough and as in the past, Punk is upset with the direction of how the company is selling the product. In years past, these kinds of “spots” led to wrestlers returning, and yes, Punk could return at a later date, maybe around WrestleMania XXX to face Seth Rollins while Dean Ambrose has his hands full with Roman Reigns.
Other wrestling thoughts…
Cena losing his spot?
Is John Cena losing his spot now that Randy Orton will face Batista at WrestleMania XXX?
Batista, Brock Lesnar and now maybe Bray Wyatt all have a claim to the WWE World Title that is around the waist of Orton. It also makes the Elimination Chamber that much more important.
Orton, Cena, Daniel Bryan and Sheamus are all in the Elimination match with two spots to be determined. Those last two spots should be filled by Batista, Lesnar, or Roman Reigns.
I do not see Cena as a major player in the title picture right now and honestly, we should all be fine with that. Cena has been the face for so long, we should allow for change and frankly, it should be demanded.
What now for the Rhodes Brothers
Now that they are no longer the World Tag Team Champions, what will the WWE do with Cody Rhodes and Goldust? I hope they do not do the obvious thing and pit the two against each other. There is no need to rush into a feud like that. The WWE did a masterful job of this connection and the run the two had was one of the better storylines of 2013.
What happens to the heavyweights?
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out and whether Show and Lesnar continue their merry way to Elimination Chamber.
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