Excuse the lame title, but the road to Survivor Series does go through Hell in a Cell.
I've got a theory on how I think HIAC could end, thus setting the stage for Survivor Series. Here we go:
To my surprise, Cena's surgery has changed the winds enough that the WWE has gone with Ryback to fight Punk at HIAC. Cena's role in the match is still TBD, but this creates an interesting scenario. Punk - by most logic - will not drop the title to Ryback. Punk's title reign seems destined for the Rumble vs Rock, and Ryback just isn't ready to be the WWE Champion. That said, Ryback shouldn't suffer his first loss already? Correct? So how does this play out? How can Punk retain, while Ryback remains undefeated - especially when HIAC is no DQ?
The match would have to end in a draw or a no decision. I propose that Brock Lesnar (and I'm sorry if this has been discussed elsewhere) comes out and destroys Ryback and a weakened Cena. The match would just, not end. The PPV would end with Lesnar, Punk, and Heyman standing there like the dominant, devilish regime they should be. Lesnar and Punk are certainly both 'Heyman Guys'. On the same token, Heyman and McMahon have crossed paths more in the last 2 weeks than in the previous 2 years.
I propose a Survivor Series matchup, Team McMahon (Vince, Cena, & Ryback) vs Team Heyman (Paul, Punk, & Lesnar). Whether or not additional members would be added, or certain scenarios, is up in the air. With ratings looming, and Vince's willingness to be involved more in storylines, I don't think this is out of the realm of possibility. The idea of Heyman boasting about his success with ECW and being a better owner and showsman than Vince would be tantalizing televison.
Thoughts Gentleman and Gentleladies?