Since the Night of Champions it seemed likely that CM Punk would once again be defending his WWE Championship against John Cena at Hell in a Cell, but the WWE threw us a curveball. Cena endorsed Ryback to be Punk's opponent instead and Vince McMahon finalized the match.
No superstar has more buzz surrounding him right now than Ryback, but there is some real concern among fans about whether or not he is ready to be in such a high-profile feud. He is a monster of a man who people can't help but be mesmerized by; however, he has some obvious deficiencies.
If there is any heel who can get Ryback over as a big-time face, though, it is Punk. He is closing in on a year as WWE Champion and can't possibly establish himself anymore than he already has, so simply wrestling Ryback in a single match will be a huge deal for the up-and-comer.
Here are the top five reasons why CM Punk will be great for the burgeoning career of Ryback.