After the events of Night of Champions, we knew this is what we would be getting but WWE made it official during tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw in Chicago: CM Punk will take on Ryback in a singles match at the upcoming Battleground pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.
The aforementioned events at Night of Champions include Ryback stepping in as the next Paul Heyman Guy and saving him from the beating Punk was in the process of delivering.
The natural move was to a book a match between the two. And here we are.
The question now is whether or not Punk can get a good PPV match out of "The Big Guy". We may already have the answer. Remember when they went at it at Hell in a Cell last year and it was a solid bout but fell far short of anything spectacular?
It's been nearly a year, so we'll see how much Ryback has improved in the ring.
Here's the updated Battleground match card and line-up:
- Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE championship)
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam (World heavyweight championship)
- CM Punk vs. Ryback