WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 Results: CM Punk Defeats Ryback, Paul Heyman

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 27, 2013

Apr 5, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Professional wrestler CM Punk throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of a game between the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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After a wild finish inside the Hell in a Cell structure, it was CM Punk that defeated the duo of Ryback and Paul Heyman via pinfall. Punk rocked Ryback with the kendo stick and a GTS to seal the deal in one of the best matches on the 2013 WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view card.

Punk is one of the biggest stars in the industry, but he has looked bored at times by this program against Heyman and his goons. While Punk and Heyman are two of the greatest promo men in the history of the business, there is only so far a storyline can be stretched.

This program between Punk and Heyman has run its course.

After another decisive victory inside the cell, the hope is that Punk will now move on to bigger and better storylines. Daniel Bryan’s anti-authority campaign would be made even better if it was Punk helping him fight the power instead of Big Show.

While Big Show’s addition wasn’t horrible, Punk has more cache as an anti-hero and would help Bryan continue to be the company’s top star right now. Add in Punk’s history with Triple H, and this would be a much more interesting next step than writing another chapter to the feud with Heyman.

Punk will be fine no matter what the WWE has in store for his character next—hopefully a feud against Randy Orton for the WWE Championship—but Ryback has lost once again. He also lost earlier this month to Punk at Battleground, and the horrible booking for the monster continues, as even with Heyman in his corner, the Big Guy was unable to steal a victory.

The WWE is trying to build the muscle-bound Superstar into a despicable heel, and this devastating loss at Hell in a Cell kills all of his credibility.

It’s time for Ryback to get a marquee win—I’m looking at you, Big E. Langston.

Ryback and Punk will find their way in storylines moving forward, but the real focus should be on what happens to Heyman next. WWE is better with the manager on television, and he must stick around to help younger stars get over as heels.

The feud between Punk and Heyman must end immediately, but each man must remain a main focus of the company moving forward.


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