Originally Posted by ToddTheBod
Punk vs. Ryback with Punk obviously going over was going to kill Ryback's character, completely. As a huge Punk fan, I did not want to see that.
I doubt Punk will be out for long, the match may still happen even. Don't know what they'd do instead of it as Punk is the current champion. Maybe Ryback vs. Heyman at the PPV? They can also do Ryback vs. The Shield, 1 vs. 3. It sucks sure but it's an option.
They've already created Ryback + Team Hell No vs The Shield in a TLC match. In one of their normal flashes of brilliance they've made the winning conditions pinfall or submissions, so there's no actual need for anyone to climb a ladder.