CM Punk is expected to make a huge announcement on tonight's SmackDown. Spoilers abound so check out one of WrestleLamia's other fine articles if you're looking to avoid spoilers for tonight's special Tribute to the Troops edition of the blue brand.
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Punk fans know that CM Punk's unfulfilled quest to main event a WrestleMania during his first run in the WWE was a sore spot for "The Second City Saint." Not surprisingly, fans immediately began pondering whether Punk might finally get his chance to headline "The Showcase of the Immortals."
Could Punk get his wish and if so, who will he wrestle? Although we don't know if the WWE feels Punk is the best choice to headline Night One of WrestleMania (it's a given Roman Reigns will headline Night Two), the smart money is on Punk wrestling Seth Rollins. The WWE has been setting this up ever since Punk's return at Survivor Series and Rollins having an on-air meltdown when he saw Punk.
The current World Heavyweight Champion is currently busy battling Drew McIntyre but as The Royal Rumble nears, you can bet the WWE will be getting fans ready for another blow-out show at WrestleMania and there are few matches bigger than Punk vs Rollins (other than perhaps Punk vs Reigns or Rollins vs Reigns).
Tonight's SmackDown is a loaded show. Here are the segments being advertised.
-CM Punk appears on SmackDown for the first time in nearly a decade
-A special appearance by Cody Rhodes
Two Matches in the United States Championship Title Shot Tournament
-Dragon Lee vs Santos Escobar
-Bobby Lashley vs Karrion Kross
-Charlotte vs Asuka
-LA Knight and Randy Orton team up to battle Solo Sikoa and Jimmy Uso
Expect plenty of fireworks from tonight's show. Don't forget to check back at our YouTube channel on Saturday as we provide our exclusive analysis of the show, looking at the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.
Do you think Punk will get to main event WrestleMania? If so, who will he wrestle?