The word going around backstage at WWE TLC was that the companyplans to push CM Punk as the anti-corporate guy once again. My source indicated plans were being laid out for a potential feud with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in the first quarter of 2014.
If WWE decides to go in that direction, it would be a stopgap to Punk's program at Wrestlemania XXX. While the dream match against Steve Austin is still something desired, there has been more consideration towards a program with Daniel Bryan. One of the biggest things Punk has been frustrated with lately is the lack of long-term booking in regards to his character.