The final announced match of the night, and likely Main Event, is CM Punk taking on the unbeaten Ryback inside Hell in a Cell for the ultimate prize of the WWE Championship.
By Sunday, CM Punk will have been the WWE Champion for an impressive 343 days, but if he is going to make the one-year mark, he will have to dispose of Ryback at HIAC on Sunday.
Whether or not this match has been created because of the comapny's want to push Ryback to the moon, John Cena's injuries or maybe just a need for someone new in the main event scene, it was still surprising to see Ryback jump the mid-card altogether and go straight for the WWE championship.
However, receiving a title shot and actually winning the WWE championship are two totally different beasts. Is WWE really ready to accept the still-raw Ryback as their champion going into one of the most important PPVs of the year, Survivor Series?
It is entirely possible, but if I was betting money, I'd still say Punk finds a way to walk out with the title.
The issue is, there is simply no way that WWE will allow Punk to win cleanly, considering how powerful they have built up Ryback. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me much to see Ryback totally dominate Punk throughout the entire match, only to have Punk find a way to retain.
The name that keeps sticking in my mind to help Punk is Brock Lesnar.
The connection of Paul Heyman is obvious, and Lesnar still has several appearances remaining in his WWE contract that runs through WrestleMania.
Picture a scenario where, with the ref knocked out, Heyman finds a way to open the cell door and Lesnar comes down to the ring and F5's Ryback, allowing Punk to retain the championship.
Not only would this allow Punk to remain champion, but it would set up a potential Ryback vs. Brock Lesnar match at either Survivor Series or down the road at WrestleMania.
Predicted winner and still WWE Champion: CM Punk