With just over a month before one of the most highly anticipated WWE events in recent memory, above is the official promotional poster for WWE’s Royal Rumble event, where The Rock will make his in-ring return to challenge for the WWE Championship.
Despite it not being confirmed on-air due to the probable defense of the WWE Championship by CM Punk at the upcoming Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view event, a news story making the rounds is Punk’s confirmation that he will meet The Rock in January, while acting as Grand Marshal for the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.
Since the bout was confirmed by The Rock at the 1000th episode of Monday Night Raw, CM Punk has been the fans favorite to face “The People’s Champion” going into the event, despite this speculation and rumors have been constant on whether WWE would choose Punk, Cena or an alternative opponent.
Speculation suggested WWE were contemplating holding off on CM Punk versus The Rock until Wrestlemania, others alleged creative were discussing ways of creating a Triple Threat match for the biggest event in sports entertainment, which John Cena acting as the third combatant.
Nothing has been confirmed for Wrestlemania and with an array of talent at their exposure (Brock Lesnar, Triple H, The Undertaker etc, etc) WWE have a multitude of directions to move in, but as far as the Royal Rumble is concerned, its good as confirmed The Rock will challenge CM Punk for the WWE Championship.