With John Cena out of commission for at least four weeks, the WWE's main event at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is still being determined.
Ultimately, the WWE is in a unique position. Many of their faces are involved in other feuds, are not ready for the next level or have only been on TV sporadically if at all.
In fact, up until SummerSlam, Punk was widely considered a face and had fans pulling for him.
Now, even though he has his fans, he is currently billed as a heel and is doing a great job in that role. Ultimately, In order for Punk to keep his heel status, his next opponent should ideally be a face.
However, after Monday Night Raw, it appears we could witness a heel vs. heel feud between "The Best In the World" and Alberto Del Rio. Any way you slice it, the WWE needs to think quick and get a feud brewing by next week in order to set up a match for Hell in a Cell.
I have compiled a list of five replacements that are realistic.
So, without further ado here we go.
Yes, Mysterio is a shell of his former self.
However, he and Punk have a history and Mysterio has been a main-eventer for years, so he would be a credible opponent.
Big Show has been away from WWE TV for quite some time now.
When we last saw the big man, he and Punk were not on the best of terms.
Much like Mysterio, there is history and credibility with this choice. Not to mention Big Show would probably get a big pop upon his return.
As mentioned in the first slide, Del Rio appeared to have some heat with Punk on Raw.
Yes, both men are heels, but I think it's safe to say fans would rather see a Punk-Del Rio match than another Sheamus-Del Rio rematch.
The last time we saw "The Cerebral Assassin" he was bidding the WWE Universe ado.
But, as we all know wrestling retirements are a dime a dozen, and only a few hold water. Ultimately, Triple H and Paul Heyman have a sordid past. This heated rivalry is mostly due to Heyman's partnership with Brock Lesnar.
The fact is, this beef could easily transition to fellow Heyman cohort CM Punk, and "The King of King's" could find himself in the mix for the WWE title.
OK, this one is a long shot.
Honestly though, who wouldn't pay to see "The Second City Savior" take on "The Dead Man" in a cell?
Granted, the last time we saw 'Taker in this type of match he was unable to utilize it to the fullest. However, I feel with a younger opponent, the Undertaker would be able to use the cell to its potential.
In the end, this is a dream match and probably will stay that way—but one has to wonder: What if?