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CM Punk Still Relevant?, Plans For Austin, Ryback Disappointment, Sheamus At Wrestlemania

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Is CM Punk still relevant after losing the WWE Championship?

CM Punk is still perceived as the top heel in WWE but he's been victimized by hot shot booking. Under twice to The Rock, John Cena and with a potential Wrestlemania program with Undertaker looming, Punk is racking up the losses after a 434-day title reign. This was mentioned to Vince McMahon on Monday and we're told he looked "puzzled."

Whatever happened to CM Punk vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestlemania 29?

WWE wasn't able to come to terms with Steve Austin for him to return to the ring. Whether it was due to Austin's health or lack of desire to take a backseat to The Rock and Brock Lesnar, it just didn't get done. Austin has said he could work again if he wanted to so it looks like something that is going to come down to money. As for Punk, it looks as though he'll challenge Undertaker for "the streak" at Wrestlemania 29 and we should find out the direction on next week's Raw.

Why is there disappointment with Ryback considering the way he has been booked so far?

The disappointment in Ryback is due to his in-ring work. While improving, the feeling from many in WWE is he is still sloppy and somewhat reckless. The company is pleased with how he's gotten over but I continue to hear of negative marks regarding the work in his matches.

What are the Wrestlemania plans for Sheamus?

Sheamus is currently in two programs - one with Wade Barrett and another with The Shield. If I had to guess, I would say Sheamus will team with Randy Orton and maybe Ryback to continue feuding with The Shield [at Wrestlemania 29] but this is nearly identical to the match at Elimination Chamber. We'll see how it plays out as it seems WWE isn't sure on the direction which is why he also has a program with Barrett.

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