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Out of all the possible outcomes that I can see happening, the one that I'm personally hoping that WWE will decide upon is CM Punk retaining via interference.
With the next pay-per-view being Survivor Series, I would love to see Paul Heyman have Brock Lesnar return to cost the match for Ryback, allowing CM Punk to keep the WWE Championship, but under cloudy circumstances. I highly doubt the sight of Brock Lesnar helping to hold down Ryback for CM Punk will make people think less of Ryback's undefeated streak.
This could lead to a WWE Championship match between John Cena and CM Punk at the pay-per-view under the premise that Cena has been medically cleared and still deserves his shot at the title.
Meanwhile, the major draw of the Survivor Series Elimination Match could consist of Team Lesnar (along with some other "Paul Heyman guys") vs. Team Ryback, who could be joined by Triple H amongst others. That match would give the former Next Big Thing Brock Lesnar a chance to work with the newly foreshadowed Next Big Thing Ryback as well as rekindle Lesnar's feud with Triple H on one of the biggest pay-per-views that doesn't already have a built-in attraction similar to The Rock's title match along with the Royal Rumble next year.
That being said, I'm expecting something less complex. If I had to venture a guess as to what WWE will actually end up doing, I would say that more than likely, John Cena will lose the match to CM Punk. It may be a letdown and it may be cheap, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility considering WWE's tendency to play it safe in the past.
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