CM Punk officially off TLC pay-per-view; Ryback and Team Hell No vs. The Shield booked

It's official. CM Punk will not be working his schedule match against Ryback at the TLC pay-per-view (PPV) on Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The news comes from the SmackDown tapings tonight where WWE revealed that he is out of the show and Ryback will now team up with Daniel Bryan and Kane to take on The Shield in a six-man tag match.

While many will undoubtedly be unhappy with this announcement, it was the right thing to do. Protecting Punk's health is more important than letting him work a dangerous match against an opponent who may not have been able to protect him.

So there you have it, Cagesiders. Punk is out, The Shield is in. Just the way it was drawn up. Or something.

Here's the updated TLC line-up:

- Big Show vs. Sheamus
- John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett
- Ryback and Team Hell No vs. The Shield

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker