The Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE already has tentative plans in place for the PPV events leading up to WrestleMania 28 next year in Miami.
It has already been announced that The Rock will team up with John Cena in a traditional tag team elimination match at this year's Survivor Series PPV, and it's being said that a scramble match featuring Sheamus, Christian, Kane, Randy Orton, Mark Henry and Big Show is expected to be added to the card.
Creative has also been discussing a potential Tables, Ladders and Chairs match between Mark Henry and Big Show for WWE's TLC PPV in December.
As for the Royal Rumble, it's being said that the winner has already been decided on, and it's someone from the Smackdown brand. At one point Randy Orton's name was being discussed, but that has not been confirmed.
The tentative plan right now is to have the winner of the Royal Rumble win the World Title prior to WrestleMania, and then go on to defend it against Daniel Bryan at the big PPV.