This is completely fantasy booking on my part, but I had a sudden epiphany earlier that CM Punk would make a surprise entrance at the Royal Rumble next year, win, and then go on to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Wrestlemania 31. An alternate idea is that he makes a surprise return in the weeks leading up to the Rumble, but it would be much better to make his entry in the match a surprise since it keeps with the feeling of how "Anything Can Happen In The WWE." Plus, Punk returning to win the Rumble would be coming full circle from his walkout since the Rumble match this year was his last appearance on WWE television. As for who he would face in the main event of Wrestlemania 31? Triple H is the perfect candidate. Hunter and his dictatorial antics were the reason he walked away from the company in the first place (I'm speaking storyline-wise here, of course), and this would be the perfect opportunity to give Hunter one last run with the world championship on top of it. Punk supposedly hated being booked to face HHH this year and chose to walk away because of it, but it wasn't because he had a problem with facing Hunter himself, it was because Punk felt he had earned the right to headline and he was told his match with Hunter was gonna end up a semi-main event instead (this is all speculation, of course, but it's the official 'word'.) This wouldn't be the case if they were booked as the headline match next year. And Punk, the original voice against Triple H as the new leader of the WWE stemming from 2011, being the one to win the championship off of Hunter would bring everything from the Summer Of Punk full circle. .............................. OK, so this clearly isn't gonna happen. Maybe it would have had a slight chance of occurring if WM31 wasn't so obviously being set up to be Roman Reigns' time (and I don't see them waiting till Wrestlemania 32 to have Reigns become champion, nor do I see him being crowned at a non-Mania PPV), but it is. But if Punk were to return in the next year, this would be a pretty cool way of doing it and him being promised a Wrestlemania main event could be what lures him back into the company. Going one whole year without performing in the ring at all might also be all that he needs to recharge his batteries a little.