Since 1987, the Survivor Series extravaganza has been an annual staple of WWE.
It started out as a Thanksgiving tradition featuring multi-man tag team competition, became synonymous with the "Screwjob" in 1997 and, just last year, it highlighted The Rock's return to in-ring action.
The 2012 Survivor Series, according to PWinsider.com, has the potential to be another memorable show built around the end of a historic rivalry between the two biggest names in WWE:
Local advertising in Indianapolis for the 2012 Survivor Series PPV is built around a tease for the end of John Cena's feud with CM Punk for the WWE title.
The verbiage also implied Ryback and Big Show would be captaining Survivor Series teams.
It seems logical that Punk and Cena would reengage their feud, which was left in limbo at Night of Champions 2012.
As many recall, Punk retained his title in controversial fashion off a double-pin-ending draw, which would have led to a final duel between the "Best in the World" and Cena at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.
Of course, because of an ill-timed arm injury, Cena was shelved and replaced by breakout star Ryback, who has been amassing momentum with each passing episode of Raw.
Thus, because of Ryback's newfound popularity, WWE may decide to break off from its seemingly original plans as alluded to in the Indianapolis ad.
Such a notion is, in fact, gaining traction as the WWE creative team is strongly considering having Ryback unseat Punk's reign at Hell in a Cell (h/t F4WOnline.com).
As a consequence, the company could always provide closure to the Punk-Cena dynamic at another time, perhaps when the heel/face roles are reversed.
However, if the WWE brain trust is intent on maintaining its "linear" course, Ryback will likely have to settle for a feud with Big Show before realizing any WWE Championship dreams.
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