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Backstage News on Ryback vs. CM Punk at Hell In a Cell

– As would be expected, WWE creative is having a hard time coming up with a finish for the Ryback vs. CM Punk match at Hell In a Cell.

They don’t want to have Ryback lose but also do not want to switch the WWE Title before the Royal Rumble in January. They also don’t want to end the pay-per-view with a screwjob and obviously can’t do a DQ finish inside the Cell. Officials also do not want to end the show with Big Show vs. Sheamus so it appears they are going to end up having to do something that they do not want to do.

There has been a lot of online speculation about Brock Lesnar interfering to cost Ryback the match with the idea of Ryback vs. Lesnar at WrestleMania 29. This would create a number of issues including messing up plans for Triple H’s revenge on Lesnar and the extra cost of using Lesnar on another pay-per-view above what he is contracted for.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Punk316

    I think the best idea is what cc said. Have Cena make a miraculous recovey or have Punk piss off McMahon so he makes it a triple threat match. Punk can get the pin on Cena while he’s not 100% so Cena still looks strong. Ryback will remain unpinned and undefeated in singles competition.

  • sdd619

    I like the TLC idea. Ryback can claim he has never been defeated, but still lose the title or have Ryback win & have Vince turn heel & strip Ryback of the Title. You create Heat for Punk & fan support for Ryback for being screwed over

  • WeAreOne

    I think Ryback should join Punk and Heyman

  • FanSince99

    Who cares about Triple H???????? Retire already and use that angle for a future star (Ziggler or Barrett). A good ending could be either Cena costing one of them the title leading to a heel turn or Swagger cost Ryback the title leading to a upper midcard feud.

  • Apacaveli

    I Say Brock Lesnar Is Going To Cost Ryback The Match Setting Up A Brock Lesnar Vs. Ryback Fued At TLC With Cm Punk BEST IN THE WORLD Retaining The WWE Championship At HIAC.Then Next Night On Raw It Will Be The BEST GROUP IN THE WORLD WWE Champ Cm Punk,Paul Heyman,And Brock Lesnar Leading A New Faction Called THE REVOLUTION It Could Happen People.

  • Booker T

    Just a thought…perfect Cena heel turn..? Cena makes his way to the ring, or as special guest referee. Match ends in no contest as Cena knocks out CM Punk then Ryback with FU’s and his trademark chain. If he’s not the referee then he can build more heat just brutally knocking out all other referees with the chain. Cena smirks in the ring while dusting his shoulder off to Ryback. Ryback v. Cena feud for a few months which would end at TLC.

  • Apacaveli

    LOLz That Would Be A Funny Outcome Your Silly Jeremy.


    Remake of the 98′ KotR except this time, No bell rings. Just an all out war with people going off/through the cell.

    Preferably Ryback. Thus no contesthave it not main event and the wwe can show punk more disrespect.

  • The Showoff

    Kassius Ohno and Seth Rollins come out and interfere creating a new stable and you create 2 new stars. There ya go.

  • The Showoff

    Screw HHH and his ego needing to win a revenge match on Lesnar. There’s so many current stars that could use that high profile WM match against Lesnar. He already tried to ruin CM Punk’s hype last year just go away.

  • jeremy

    Scott Hall tases Ryback, pulls out a second taser, and stings Punk with it. Goldberg runs in, spears Hall, who is fresh out of tasers, jacknifes him, steals the title, and rides off into the sunset in an AC Cobra.

  • LVW

    They could pull the double pin routine again—draw.

  • moshko

    Ryback attacked by unknow person before the match. ane he is not able to compete with cmpunk. then vince show up and challange cm punk with a match and he’s lost …

  • cc

    @scooter, problem with that is that it would still be a loss on Rybacks record. Also, rope breaks dont work in hell in a cell do they?

    I think the simplest solution is to make it a three way with Cena and have Cena get pinned. That way WWE can say Ryback hasnt lost in normal singles competition.

  • Holy punk

    Why not just have punk win, doing as he has been doing all a long, stating that his is the best in the world, once cena ready restart the feud. It’s not going to knock rybacks reputation if he lose to the champ! Respect the Punker!!!

  • Dhane Benjamin

    I’m just saying… Since when is shock value not a great option for wrestling?

  • Dhane Benjamin

    Why not have Lesnar run in?

  • scooter

    Whats wrong with a simple feet on the ropes cheap win?

  • Zedd

    Have Ryback spear Punk through one of the walls of the cell and Punk tries to escape through the crowd but Ryback chases him and they end up somewhere backstage and Ryback tosses him off of something so he can’t pin him or carry him back to the ring so it ends in a no contest.

  • LVW

    Since you’re criticizing everyone else’s, what’s your solution Ricardo?

  • Tony A.

    Brock causes Ryback the match at HIAC.. Lesnar V. Ryback at the Royal Rumble

  • Tom

    Once again showing how thin WWE’s main event roster is. With Cena injured, who else did the have to call upon. Turns out a guy too soon for this kind of push. HIAC PPV is a ridiculous idea because it’s meant to be a special, monster of a mash, but now they just have average matches in it. It should be a match that comes around once (if not less) a year. Next thing we know WWE will be having a Royal Rumble every PPV

  • sam

    only way they could do this is like others have said let there be some crazy stunt, like mankind of the cell. and end it as a double count out or no contest

  • Nick

    Have Paul Heyman in CM Punks corner, and when he sees that Ryback is winning, have him set the cell on fire to end the show. Obv the fake fire,

  • Keith Learmonth

    I still maintain that Cena will get the match with Punk.

    Ryback will be K.O’ed backstage before the match, Punk will be in the ring, bragging about “Oh, Ryback’s not able to compete tonight, I guess I’ll just take my title and walk out of another PPV as WWE champion…”

    Then Cena will show up, having undergone a “miraculous recovery”

  • Ricardo

    If there’s one thing that the comments above painfully show is that no matter how bad WWE creative is, their critics have 1000% worse ideas.

  • John

    I like the Brock interfering idea. Don’t do this stupid hhh/brock rematch that nobody cares about.

  • Sean

    Have cena lay them both out he is already 50/50 on the cheers and boos

  • Hank Moody

    Hahaha, their stupid gimmick PPV bookings have finally caught up with them.

  • Jimbotron

    Have Ryback throw Punk through one of the sides of the Cell and have Punk run off, effectively ending the match in a no contest. Sucky ending, but they’ve written themselves into a corner.

  • icp

    Austin. Zamboni. No contest.

  • JIR

    So creative is in a situation were they HAVE to get creative and cant rise up to the challenge kind of brings to light the issues at WWE

  • Notingham

    This is the reason why having a HIC ppv is beyond stupid. The match is meant to be the end all finisher for major feuds. I don’t think since its inception there has been one match that warranted the match. Honestly, I don’t think if CENA was healthy it would have warranted the match. Let alone a 1st time match with Rybak. They need to do away with this PPV. The only good thing is with how they have painted themselves in a corner they will be forced to use Lesner more or have some crazy ending.

  • xXx

    gahd, just make it into a double count-out, like make ryback or punk do a crazy stunt on the other wiping them both up

  • IrishRhyno

    My idea was bad but it was a bad idea for WWE to make a Punk/Ryback match in Hell In A Cell.

  • I say have ryback win the title at hiac and make him lose it back to punk at tlc in a tlc match it makes sense that way cuz punk has more of experience in ladder matches.

  • IrishRhyno

    If they want to do Lesnar/Ryback just have Heyman cost Ryback but Ryback ‘hurt’Punk (with Punk missing a week or 2) and have Heyman come out on Raw and say Punks not here but yet again he walked out WWE champion and so on then have Ryback come out and back Heyman into a corner then Lesnar’s music hit and BAM build up.Not a really good idea but it could be used to build up Ryback/Lesnar for even the Royal Rumble then have HHH/Lesnar 2 at WM(If needed)

  • benjiv1

    They should just have something crazy happen to end the show, resulting in a no contest.

    Perhaps they could rig the Cell to collapse, closing out the show.

    Punk and RYBACK could take turns putting each other through panels of the cell, until it caves in on top of them.

    JR screams “oh by God! Punk and RYBACK have sent each other to hell! Get the paramedics out here!”

    The crowd would go Bananas!

    Obviously this would only work if they could find a safe way to pull it off…

  • Damien Phoenix

    Double knock out to make it a no contest?

  • Jeff

    WWE creative painted themselves into a corner? Say it ain’t so