It looks like they're confident he'll be back in time for the Rumble. I just hope that he really is back and at full health, and not rushed back while still recovering, as those situations are the one's the really mess with wrestlers' health.
Rock will never fight Ryback.Remember when he came back one episode to taunt Cena, walked into the ring and Rockbottomed Mark Henry... well Ryback is just that a face Mark Henry...
WWE wont waste their Rumble match on Ryback. Punk will have all the time he needs to heal up so they can play videoes of Raw 1000, and Punk hitting the GTS on Rock a million times setting up the match.
So ladders being involved with nothing to climb for.
So in other words the main event is a hardcore match minus the falls count anywhere part.
BUT, I do like the idea. It's the best they can do with a bad situation. As long as Punk and Heyman get on the PPV in some fashion that's fine with me.
I'm just wondering how much longer they're going to go with kayfabe GMs when Vince continues to make all the matches.
Honestly I'd say they'll just change it to a tables match since there's not one on the show right now + The Shield putting people through them and depending on the finish of Cena/Ziggler it may not main event anyway.