While serving as the Official Grand Marshal of McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade in Chicago, WWE Champion CM Punk was interviewed by a WGN reporter, who noted hearing that Punk will be wrestling The Rock soon. “Yes,” Punk said in response. He was then asked to give a Thanksgiving message for his upcoming opponent.
“The Rock knows he’s going to get hurt. And afterwards he’s going to go back to making movies and I’m going to go back to doing what I do, which is hurting other people,” said Punk.
Though an encounter between the two has been teased since the summer, it had not been confirmed. On the 1000th episode of Raw, The Rock announced that would he would face the WWE Champion at Royal Rumble.