Originally Posted by Swanman
If I may put on my fantasy booking hat.........Cena beats Punk at SS with Huntor-ference and becomes the corporate champion, thus turning heel. They won't do it, but it's the way I would go.
Punk, since he lost by shenanigans, is not diminished and proceeds to chase Cena until Royal Rumble. At this point, to counteract HHH, aligns himself with someone like a returning Mick Foley, and takes the belt off of Cena at Rumble.
Cena goes onto the build for his Rock WM match without the belt, which is completely necessary. Cena can't have the belt going into that match because we know Rock isn't full-time, thus can't realistically win the title, and you damn sure can't make a WM match non-title.
That leaves Punk with the title going into Mania where he would face HHH to complete the Austin/McMahon style storyline. Hopefully Huntor would put Punk over, forever solidifying Punk into the stratosphere where he belongs.
Now I know WWE won't do anything like that, but as a fan, that's what would interest me.
Would love to see something like this. Except they're gunna throw ADR in there somewhere pretty soon and ruin the whole thing for some time... I do think that their long-term plan (maybe WM, maybe not) is to have Punk vs. Mr. H's.
Originally Posted by keg in kc
I thought the two important teases last night were Cena punching HHH and Punk pinning Del Rio clean. That makes me think that the two matches coming out of summerfest are going to be HHH/Cena and Del Rio/Punk after HHH and Cena get into it during the match, HHH gives Punk the win somehow and Del Rio cashes in.
'course, because that's what they teased, it's probably not what's going to happen.
I think HHH being part of the match hurts it in a major way. He's taking the focus off of Cena and Punk, and turning the whole thing into who he's going to screw. Which is ironic when the whole thing is storyline supposed to be about creating an undisputed champion.
I really hope Del Rio is the first guy to lose the cash in. Either that or have him wait until after WM next year. I feel like if they give him the title now, he'll have about as memorable a run as Swagger had a few years ago (minus the Swagger Soar Eagle), and probably end up much like Swagger in that he's a good/great worker who we hardly remember ever had a title reign. Since ADR lost to Edge at WM, they've done hardly anything with him to build up his character or put him in a meaningful feud. I thought they were about to have him feud with Kofi, but they had no interaction last night...
And I tend to agree about the HHH thing. Punk & Cena tried to make the match about them with the promo last night, then they had HHH get involved physically and put himself back in the spotlight. I'm starting to hope that HHH has his on-air time significantly reduced after the PPV. Not that he isn't entertaining, but he shouldn't be overshadowing the wrestlers the way he has been IMO.