Major Rumored Royal Rumble & WrestleMania **SPOILERS**
— A number of local advertisements for house shows are promoting main events between CM Punk and John Cena through the end of the year, suggesting that their feud may well continue until The Rock steps in for the Royal Rumble.
— It appears as though WWE has pushed the John Cena WWE title win back until the Night of Champions pay-per-view. As of several weeks ago, the plan was for John Cena to hold the WWE title going into the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. There would be a Rock vs. Cena WrestleMania 28 rematch at the Royal Rumble where The Rock would win the title and then go on to face CM Punk at WrestleMania 29. The original plan called for Cena to win the WWE title at SummerSlam but it now looks like that’ll be happening at Night of Champions or at another pay-per-view prior to the Royal Rumble. There is a possibility that Jerry Lawler will be involved in the match as well (guest ref.?) but that is not confirmed by an means. It’s also possible they’ll do a CM Punk vs. Jerry Lawler match on RAW instead. Again, that is not confirmed. The only thing we know is John Cena is expected to have the WWE title going into the Royal Rumble followed by a Rock win there and then a match featuring The Rock and CM Punk for the WWE title at WrestleMania 29. As always, plans can change so stay tuned to the site for more.
— As seen on RAW this week, Chris Jericho lost to Dolph Ziggler and according to the stipulations of the match, his contract was nullified. Jericho is stepping away from the company to tour with Fozzy for the rest of the summer as we’ve been reporting.