According to The Wrestling Observer, The Rock and CM Punk were rehearsing the finish to their match at Royal Rumble earlier on the afternoon this past Sunday, and the finish was kept top secret from the rest of the locker room. So much so that WWE put a curtain around the ring so that other employees could not see what The Rock and Punk were working on.
While a lot of fans criticized the decision to have Rock pin Punk after hitting The People's Elbow, the idea behind it is that Punk "doesn't care about the people," so he was ironically beaten with that finisher.
The Rock is expected to give the WWE Title a ton of promotion in the weeks ahead as he will be making the rounds doing media interviews to promote his upcoming film(s).
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