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How Ryback Almost Won the WWE Title, Major Run-Ins Considered, More

– We’ve noted how WWE officials, mainly Vince McMahon, went back and forth on the finish for Ryback vs. CM Punk at Hell In a Cell.

The original plan was for Ryback to win the WWE Title clean in the middle of the ring, hold it through Survivor Series and then drop it at TLC in a multi-man match where he wouldn’t be pinned or submitted. This was the plan through October 25th, the Thursday before the pay-per-view. The next day, Vince changed his mind and concluded that of the two, Punk’s streak was the one that had been hammered home on TV and keeping that streak alive would only help business through WrestleMania season. Vince noted that while it had been mentioned on TV that Ryback was undefeated, it wasn’t central to the storyline.

One WWE source close to creative was amazed that Vince made up his mind on the finish on October 26th and three straight days went by without him changing his mind.

Once they decided to have Ryback lose, many ideas were discussed on how to make that happen. They eventually settled on the Brad Maddox finish but had discussed run-ins by Big Show, Brock Lesnar, Mark Henry, Vince himself and others.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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  • Lisa

    Vince is clearly getting too old for his job. His booking decisions have been terrible as of late. He needs to step aside and let HHH and Steph run the company.

  • Cee Jaih

    That’s the one thing he doesn’t need to do, because HHH n Steph will run the show in the ground

  • Chelsii.

    You’ll be saying that about HHH in 20 years you hypocrite bitch.

  • JamesBooth

    I’d like more to see Shane McMahon step in rather than letting Triple H and Steph handle the company. Though Triple H decision to rebuild the tag team division is something good, I dont think he’s ready to run the whole company.

  • Helsing

    Give the company to Shane McMahon and Paul Heyman!

  • David

    @Helsing Agreed; Shane and Heyman all the way!

  • zip

    Chelsii, get back sucking dicks for money. The next bill is waiting.

  • Christian

    Vince should stop taking all the decisions
    and if he takes all the decisions on the finish then what is creative there for

  • Y2J

    I like both Ryback and Punk, but I really wish they would make Punk look like a stronger heel. Has he won cleanly since he turned?

  • JG40

    It’s funny when people mention Ryberg’s “undefeated streak”….like people don’t remember him as Skip Sheffield?

    Also, the easy way to tell if the Rob Van Ryberg chants are real or not? They’ll sound too perfect, lately the real WWE chants couldn’t get in sync if they had an orchestra conductor.

  • Chelsii.

    The fact you’re trying to defend that idiot Zip makes you look like a yella belly redneck.

  • Z…..

    I have to say that I am proud of Vince for his mindest on that. I am not proud of how he decided to do it, but at least he did it

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