From fumbled beginnings, WWE has thrown together one of the most intriguing main events of any pay-per-view we have seen in 2012.
What started as a traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series tag-match is now a triple threat of the three top men in the company right now.
364-day WWE Champion CM Punk defends his title at the event his magnificent run began. Last year he was facing the damp squib that was and still is Alberto Del Rio, and he was the fans' favorite and likely winner.
This time it's all a whole lot different. Punk is the dastardly heel, desperate to protect his precious title run and screaming on about respect.
But his character is not all that's changed. His quality of opponent cannot even be compared to the task of last year.
John Cena and Ryback will face the champion this evening in a triple threat match that many see to be his biggest obstacle in this title run, and the one main event standing in front of CM Punk vs. The Rock at Royal Rumble.
Cena seems the most likely contender to be the man that takes the crown from Punk, but the biggest sensation of 2012 will have a huge say in how this match ends.
The "Big Hungry" fears no one, and he has huge momentum in the ring and with the crowd.
So why do I think Ryback should be victorious come the end of the night?