Sorry if this is old news, but I had never come across this trivia before. I recently heard on a WhatCulture.com video that The Rock was under the impression that the Wrestlemania 29 main event was scheduled to be a triple threat match between himself, John Cena and CM Punk for the WWE World Championship (Rock was supposed to win at Elimination Chamber and not Royal Rumble). Apparently, he revealed this in 2016 but I don't remember reading or hearing about it anywhere! I found this pretty shocking because I think this is the main event that literally everybody wanted (rather than Punk vs Undertaker or the rematch between Cena & Rock or HHH/Lesnar - which I now think about, all those matches were rematches of earlier matches).
I suppose all is not lost though as buy rates were down from Wrestlemania 28. I guess a lot of fans didn't like the idea of being lied to about the whole "Once In a Lifetime" thing. CM Punk himself said that he was heavily trying to promote himself into the match and make it a triple threat but Vince McMahon wouldn't budge on the issue.
Strange. It's almost like McMahon totally misread the entire Punk situation. I'm not talking about not seeing anything in him when he first arrived but the fact that Punk was turning over more merchandise than Cena and that people were literally tuning into see him. No wonder the guy got so bummed, him and Bryan didn't even get to headline Over The Limit (can't remember the year, but Cena and Laurinitus main evented that one).
LOL, and The Rock didn't even mention that he was WWE World Champion when he was doing his press sounds for GI Joe. That must have sucked for Vince.