CM Punk vs. The Rock: Wild Endings to Make WWE's Elimination Chamber Epic

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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When CM Punk tries to avenge his title loss against The Rock at the 2013 Elimination Chamber, there is a chance that the ending of this bout becomes the main focal point for the remainder of the road to WrestleMania 29.

What happens at Sunday’s Elimination Chamber will shape the most important stretch in the company’s history, and the success is dependent on how well the WWE closes the show.

A clean finish with The Rock winning would be fine, but where does that leave Punk? Both of the following match endings would be more interesting than a well-worked finish with no interference.


The Shield vs. Vince McMahon

When Paul Heyman asked Vince McMahon to add the stipulation to the WWE Championship match, the obvious answer after McMahon was attacked by Heyman’s protégé Brock Lesnar would have been "no."

Instead, McMahon agreed to the stipulation, but there must be more to this story.

The most likely scenario would be Heyman paying off The Shield once again, but this time it would be to have it attack Punk and get The Rock disqualified. That ending would result in Punk winning the championship.

McMahon wouldn’t allow that to happen.

The WWE Universe shouldn’t be surprised to see Mr. McMahon in New Orleans on Sunday or on the tron, especially as the match is about to be called in Punk’s favor. Just like we saw at Royal Rumble, the bout would be restarted and The Rock would get the clean win to close the show.

This is a unique idea that would create a real buzz around this main event leading into the following Monday’s Raw.


The Undertaker Starts a Feud

If the plan is to have The Rock face John Cena for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29, that’s what the WWE has decided and the fans must live with it. That still leaves the question about what the company does with Punk next.

That’s where a swerve in the main event ends the mystery.

During the title match, the lights will once again go out, and because The Shield will be discussed prominently during this match, the majority of the WWE Universe will be excepting to see the trio when the lights come back on.

When The Undertaker is the one standing in the ring as the lights come back up, it will become an iconic scene in wrestling lure.

With the referee knocked out from a bump earlier in the match, The Undertaker could chokeslam Punk and the lights would drop again. Upon coming back on, the ring would be empty besides Punk’s lifeless body.

The Rock could slide in and steal the win, leaving Punk to complain about getting screwed and starting the feud between Punk and The Undertaker. It’s a WrestleMania-worthy battle.


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