We know The Ryback will be taking on CM Punk for the WWE championship at Hell in a Cell this Sunday night (Oct. 28, 2012) at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. But is he ready for a match like that?
It's a big jump from squashing jobbers to the main event of a pay-per-view (PPV) and there has been little time to prepare "Big Hungry" for the task at hand. When asked if he's ready for it, Punk told Sam Roberts the following:
"I don't think anybody when they first arrive in any kind of a main event scene is ready. It's the people who survive the trial by fire, and they make it out the other end, so to speak. I don't think I was ready the first time it happened to me. It's just what you make of it. You can't really look at it and say, 'Oh, he's not ready, he's not this, he's not that.' You know, who is? It's the experience and going through the experience that makes you ready. So, we'll see what happens."
That actually seems to fall in line with the Vince McMahon philosophy as far as main event talent in WWE which has always seemed to be, as Scott Keith would say, you can't main event in WWE until you've main evented in WWE.
An injury to John Cena has created opportunity for Ryback that he'll have to capitalize on if he wants to be a major player in the pro wrestling industry. As Chris Jericho recently noted, this is an opportunity for him to become a big star.
Is he ready, Cagesiders?