CM Punk Reveals WWE’s Original Plans For WrestleMania XXX Confirming Triple H Match

Former WWE Superstar, and current analyst on WWE Backstage, CM Punk has revealed the scrapped plans that WWE had for him for WrestleMania XXX.

Punk ended his stint with the WWE in 2014, just before WrestleMania XXX. He actually walked out on WWE after the 2014 Royal Rumble on January 26. While Punk alleged dissatisfaction with his treatment in WWE, mostly with regards to his health, he was still one of the company’s top performers.

Punk’s high standing in the company before he walked off is reflected in what is supposed to be a booking sheet, dated January 20, 2014, for that year’s WrestleMania held on April 6 in New Orleans.

Punk posted a photo of the booking sheet on his Instagram stories recently. According to what is written on the paper, Punk was supposed to face Triple H at WrestleMania XXX. This match was something that Punk at the time wasn’t happy with.

Also shown in the booking sheet were other supposed matches for that night: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus, Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose in a title match for the United States Championship, Kane vs. The Big Show, Batista vs. Randy Orton in a title match for the World Heavyweight Championship, The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar, and John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt.

While John Cena and Bray Wyatt happened, and so did the shocking streak-ending match between Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, the rest of the mentioned matches were scrapped.

Bryan faced Triple H in the WrestleMania 30 opener, with the winner going on to face both Orton and Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event.

Given as Ambrose and Reigns were both part of the Shield then, it can be speculated that having Reigns go for Ambrose’ United States Championship was a way to split them up. Instead, the Shield ended showing a united front and defeating Kane and The New Age Outlaws.

The Big Show, who was originally to be Kane’s opponent, instead joined the inaugural Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal which was won by Cesaro.