These three up and coming performers could be in line with CM Punk because of the convenient timing of their second attack on Ryback. During the Second City Saint’s 365 days as WWE Champion there was a CM Punk celebration that was interrupted by Ryback, who was quickly thwarted by Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose.
If the NXT trio isn’t in cahoots with the year-long champion, then they’re getting into a feud with Ryback, but if Punk is involved then it leaves TLC open for a Ryback vs. Punk match again. The match wouldn’t be ideal, being that WWE wants to keep the belt on Punk while making Ryback look unstoppable, but considering John Cena’s possible injury, it might end up happening.
After being attacked by Dolph Ziggler during an A.J. Lee scandal segment Cena quickly left the ring to catch the Shoowoff as he fled to the backstage area. When the 10-time WWE Champion hit the ground, audiences could see his awkward landing and strange movement as he ran up the ramp.
Cena tweeted that he was having the injury examined this morning.
“I am headed to grand rapids right now for early morn MRI on left knee,” posted Cena late last night. “@WWE no matter what the result, I will be in the ring tomorrow!”
I am headed to grand rapids right now for early morn MRI on left knee. @wwe no matter what the result, I will be in the ring tomorrow!
— John Cena (@JohnCena) November 20, 2012
The Cenation Leader seems confident that he won’t be sidelined, but if things don’t go well Ryback might have to step up again. Last night the Big Hungry opened “RAW” and defeated Tensai, showing off decent mic skills but not demonstrating any major improvement.
It should be noted that Cena did participate in brief, but physical segments backstage with Ziggler. The two men destroyed a stall in the locker room as they attacked one another.
Cena also locked lips with former "RAW" General Manger AJ Lee. The two WWE stars kissed in the ring as they tried to disprove rumors that they were having an inappropriate relationship.
Sheamus called out the World Heavyweight Champion Big Show to challenge him for the title, but was denied by the Giant. Sheamus proceeded to beat Damien Sandow in a vicious match.
Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio fought the Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan in a tag match that went to no contest do to interference from the Prime Time Players. Mysterio, Cara, Bryan and Kane brawled with Darren Young and Titus O’Neil, and left the Players laid out.
Randy Orton beat Alberto del Rio in a two out of three falls match. Commentator Jerry Lawler noted that this style of match is often used to end feuds, so it’s possible that the Viper and the Mexican Aristocrat’s rivalry is over.
The Miz competed against an improved David Otunga last night. Despite the fact that Otunga’s ring work has grown from poor to fair, the Awesome One took the victory in what will hopefully be a long winning streak for the freshly turned babyface Miz.
Wade Barrett is a solid contender for an Intercontinental Title match after the Bareknuckle Brawler beat current champion Kofi Kingston. Barrett is a former IC Champion and beat Kingston for the belt the last time he held it.
Brodus Clay was defeated by United States Champion Antonio Cesaro for the second time last night. The Swiss Superstar continues his winning streak, but hasn’t been booked into a proper feud in the months since he captured the belt.
The Great Khali beat both Primo and Epico in a handicap match. The Punjabi Nightmare defeated the Puerto Rican tag team with the help of a distraction when Hornswoggle played a prank on the duo’s manager Rosa Mendes.
Katilyn won a match against Aksana with her gutbuster finishing move. The former underdog Diva appears to be establishing herself as a legitimate competitor in the women’s division, despite not capturing the title in her match with Eve Torres at Survivor Series.