Punk Goes for the Championship
After a run like CM Punk just had, what direction to take next is not an easy decision. For 434 days there was no wrestler any better. Personally, I think he deserves a vacation as he must be banged up and sore. Since vacations don’t really happen in the professional wrestling world, Punk will jump right back into the ring.
His rematch with The Rock is set for the Elimination Chamber, where “The Great One” retains the title. Now, what’s to follow is where it gets interesting.
There are two possible scenarios. Punk somehow finds himself in the WWE championship picture at WrestleMania or he starts a new feud. There will be several chances for Punk to regain what he believes his rightfully his after a WrestleMania match with the Undertaker.
Punk Goes for the Streak
The Undertaker is running out of believable names to challenge, proof being that he fought the same two attitude era wrestlers for the last four WrestleManias. There are a few names left, but Punk is the best option at the moment as no wrestler is on such a role.
After Punk fails to regain the WWE championship at the Elimination Chamber, he will cut another RAW promo disputing the outcome. This leads to Punk attempting his third pipe bomb. This time, he mentions the Undertaker and a few minutes later the gong sounds as the lights dimmer with fire shooting from the entrance ramp. Nothing happens as the camera shows a frightened Punk in the ring with the WrestleMania marque in the back. The seed has been planted.
The next week the two meet in the ring. Punk says he’s the “Best in the World” and if he can’t walk into WrestleMania with his title, then he’s going to leave with another great accomplishment as he goes to break the streak.
The two will exchange promos for a few weeks, with little to no physical involvement. That’s saved for WrestleMania where, like it will happen every year, the Undertaker leaves with another win. Punk’s the best heel in the business right now and a meeting with the Undertaker works. It doesn’t hurt Punk if he fails to win, since everyone does on that fateful night to the Undertaker.
After WrestleMania, Punk finds himself back in the title hunt as the Undertaker disappears for another year. For the next six months, Punk will be in the main event picture in some fashion, whether that involves competing for the gold or a No. 1 contender status spot.
Eventually, he’ll land in a new long term feud that doesn’t involve any gold. That happens when Paul Heyman turns on Punk, setting up a Brock Lesnar feud. Then again, I’m still open to the idea that Punk takes a few months off after WrestleMania to heal is body as close to 100 percent as possible. He earned it.