– As seen on last night’s RAW, John Cena named himself as the first confirmed entrant for the 2013 Royal Rumble match. Cena then promised to become WWE Champion in 2013.
– Also from RAW, Ryback will face either CM Punk or Paul Heyman for the WWE Title on the January 7th RAW in a TLC match. WWE will reveal later this week on Main Event if Punk can wrestle or not.
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During Raw, Punk says that despite this swelling, he has a match against Ryback. Punk says that he made a career out of beating people like Ryback. He can beat Ryback with one arm, one eye, or one leg. Punk says that he will continue to do what he has done for 407 days. He will prove that he is the Best in the World.
The doctor tells Punk that he cannot allow him to compete.
Punk says that he was told in the back that he could compete.
After further review, he cannot allow Punk to wrestle in good conscience.
Vince McMahon comes out and he does the McWalk to the ring. Vince wishes everyone a Happy New Year. Vince says that he wanted to see how Punk was going to weasel out of the match.
Paul reminds Vince that Punk has been champion for 407 days and CM Punk has never weaseled his way out of anything.
Vince says that in terms of evaluating his condition, WWE officials will evaluate Punk next week. If they deem that Punk is capable of wrestling, he will defend his title against Ryback in a TLC match.
Punk says that Vince thinks that he is guilty of all of the things that people are accusing him of. Punk says that Vince was unjustly prosecuted.
Vince says that he is not taking anything away from Punk. Vince wonders why Punk has been champion so long. Was there a deal between Punk and Brad Maddox? Was there a deal between Punk and The Shield?
Punk says that this hurts because Vince was unjustly prosecuted by this government. Punk says that he had nothing to with the Shield or Brad ‘Mad Docks’ Maddox.
Paul tells Vince that even Vince surprises him. Punk is the best in the world and everything that Vince wanted to promote. Punk is a hero. He is an injured hero. How dare Vince, in the same city that his father first promoted sports entertainment, force an injured hero into action. Vince has become a flesh peddling promoter.
Vince says that if WWE officials say that Punk cannot go next week, he will not wrestle. They will need an opponent for Ryback.
Heyman seems okay with Vince’s new edict. . . until Vince tells Paul that he would be facing Ryback.