WWE News: Rumored TLC Main Event, Plans For Rock/Punk, More
Posted by Joseph Lee on 11.15.2012
Plus an update on Wrestlemania 30...
- The rumored TLC PPV main event next month is CM Punk vs Mick Foley according to The Wrestling Observer. This is different from what Foley told ESPN last month when he said he thinks he wrestled his last match. WWE began planning the match on RAW when Punk and Foley exchanged promos even though they're not in the same match at Survivor Series. TLC is in Foley's home market in New York.
Punk vs Foley in a non-title match would bridge the gap between Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble, when The Rock challenges the WWE champion. That will be Punk unless WWE puts the title on John Cena or Ryback at the PPV.
- There are two possible routes that WWE will use for CM Punk vs The Rock PPV match. This could easily change much like the finish to Hell in A Cell.
The first option would be for Punk to retain until the Rumble, where The Rock wins and there is either Rock vs Cena II or Rock vs Punk II at Wrestlemania.
The second option would be to have Cena win the title before the Rumble, Rock wins the title from Cena (or Punk costs Rock the title match) and Rock vs Punk for the WWE title (or non-title) at Wrestlemania.
- Wrestlemania 30's location in 2014 could be determined by whether or not WWE finalizes a deal to broadcast Summerslam from Europe. Since Los Angeles has been the annual host of Summerslam, WWE could move it to Europe in 2013 with Wrestlemania 30 in Los Angeles for April 2014. This could also change the Summerslam 2014 location since there is a quick turnaround from April to August.
If Los Angeles gets a Wrestlemania again (after 21 in the Staples Center), WWE could either run the Staples Center again or go with the NFL stadium theme by waiting to see if Los Angeles finishes a deal for one of several proposed NFL stadiums to get a team back to the city. There is no guarantee that one of the stadiums would be finished by the time WWE needs to make a decision on Wrestlemania 30.