CM Punk vs. the Rock: Elimination Chamber Finale Spells Doom for The Rock

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IFebruary 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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CM Punk shouldn't beat The Rock in the WWE Elimination Chamber 2013 finale, but he will. 

Everyone expects The Rock to triumph over Punk for the inevitable showdown between The Rock and John Cena at WrestleMania 29, which is why we should expect the exact opposite to happen.

If we've learned anything over the years concerning the WWE, it's that the creative team won't let us get comfortable.

The Rock stole the title from Punk at Royal Rumble back in January, finally ending Punk's 434-day reign as the WWE champ.

After a month of buildup to Sunday's revenge matchup, it would seem logical that The Rock—the most iconic champ in WWE history—would retain the title in dramatic fashion, slamming the door on Punk's glory. 

After all, Punk has been going around talking trash about how The Rock's victory wasn't legit because Vince McMahon restarted the match after The Shield caused a ruckus. 

The good guy is supposed to win, right?

Especially after he's been dragged through the mud without cause.

That's what should happen, but it won't.

The Rock isn't a permanent fixture on the WWE circuit, as you're all well aware. He comes and he goes at his leisure, but when he makes his return, he always proves he still has what it takes to dominate those beneath him.

Until now. 

Punk is going to use some despicable tactics to beat his rival, making use of the shady stipulation that was agreed upon at the last minute. 


It was announced on WWE Raw that The Rock will lose the WWE Championship if he is counted out or disqualified during his Elimination Chamber pay-per-view match with C.M. Punk. 

If this doesn't scream "setup," then nothing will. 

Maybe The Shield doesn't have a part to play in this, and maybe it does.

All I know is that The Rock is getting set up for a fall—one that would give the title back to Punk, setting up a reign of terror for the biggest heel of the WWE. 

But fans of The Rock shouldn't get too down. He'll still play a prominent role in WrestleMania 29, and I'm betting whomever the creative team matches him up against, it'll be far more exciting than a match against Cena.


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