I would like to see a surprize winner of the Rumble be Cody Rhodes. Build to a IC Title vs World Title Rhodes/Bryan match at Mania. Granted it would look nothing like the Warrior/Hogan match. Maybe the IWC Warrior/Hogan?
I think Punk was just taking a one week detour because he's in the Cell match. It's going to be HHH and Punk together against the conspiracy as a way less cool version of Logan and Weevil from Veronica Mars season 2. I'm not sure which one's which.