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Posted by Marc Middleton in WWE News
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

With retaining the WWE Championship against and at on Sunday, thereby solidifying his expected match with Dwayne “” Johnson at , the sports-entertainment organization’s creative team has discussed a scenario where The Straight Superstar would defeat The Great One at the annual January pay-per-view event. This would subsequently lead to Johnson facing Cena in a re-match at XXIX, with Punk defending the title against The .

Original creative plans called for Johnson to defeat Punk at the Rumble, leading to a match against Cena for the title—which could still occur. Creative has given thought to how Johnson winning the WWE Championship would impact the product since there would be no titles defenses at houses shows for over two months, and also add a new issue of whether he would defend the title at the February pay-per-view event, . Not awarding Johnson would rectify that problem.

Though the importance of the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Champion has diminished in recent years, one of the primary reasons that creative has yet to unify the belts is because they feel a title match should close all house shows.

(source: F4WOnline.com)

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