Yeah, we know it's a backup plan for Cena's injury...or is it?
So, if Ryback faces Punk, are they really going to end Ryback's winning streak?
Could Ryback actually win the WWE Championship?
Probably, no, and yes. Here's why.
Ryback's streak isn't going to end this soon. He's gaining ground quickly, and despite the IWC's so-so like of the guy, he's got the package, he can wrestle, and he's getting decently over with pretty simple gestures that you wouldn't think would work - but they do. Hell, even I've gotten into it a bit.
They might be hedging bets a bit with Cena's injury - but listen back to his promo. He's going to be at Hell in a Cell, but he didn't guarantee who he would face - just that he would be there, to fight. My bet there is someone like a returning Mark Henry or Big Show. But with little lead time assuming he gets back healthy a week before, it's doubtful it would be someone randomly on the roster (Big Show already just came back). So that leaves Henry. Meh...
Finally - could Ryback win the WEDF (I mean WWE) title? Why not? Think of the ammo it gives CM Punk, who doesn't need the title to brood around for a few months with Heyman (and Lesnar eventually?). And don't forget - The Rock is due back by the Rumble to face whoever the champion is. That won't be Ryback, so...to keep his streak alive and because I very much doubt Cena/Rock II happens at Mania, Cena pins Punk with Ryback in a Triple Threat match at Survivor Series, winning the WWE Title and taking it onto the Rumble to lose it to Dwayne, who then faces Punk/Lesnar at Mania...
Ryback with the strap for a few weeks would really thrust him into the upper card and it's not like it hasn't been done before. The WWE needs fresh faces in the main event picture and though he might be one-dimensional, it's time for a little more one-dimensional. We don't need everyone all the time on the mic telling us how good they are or explaining everything. Sometimes, it's nice to have a guy up there, brute force, nothing but fight.