WWE Still Planning on Punk vs. Ryback, Backstage News on TLC
– This could always change but at last word, there are no title changes planned for WWE’s TLC pay-per-view. Right now champions scheduled to defend include United States Champion Antonio Cesaro, Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston and World Heavyweight Champion Big Show.
Internally, Dolph Ziggler is expected to retain his Money in the Bank briefcase against John Cena.
– WWE has confirmed that the Ryback vs. CM Punk WWE Title match will still be taking place, likely on an upcoming episode of RAW since Punk’s next pay-per-view match will be against The Rock at the Royal Rumble.
Punk is expected to be ready for the New Year’s Eve edition of RAW, which will be taped a few days earlier in Washington, DC. Still, WWE may not put Ryback vs. Punk on that show because it’s guaranteed to do a low rating. The match may take place on the January 7th RAW, which goes head-to-head with the BCS Championship game. The January 14th RAW is possible but that may be too close to the Royal Rumble for Ryback to get his title shot. Either way, the match is scheduled to take place soon.