With The Rock in the house that night, should they do the match, the plan would be to have The Rock at ringside. The idea is that they could hype the match up all night with the idea that it could be Ryback going on to the Royal Rumble to defend against The Rock. A source says to expect at least one segment with The Rock and Ryback that night.
- On a related note, it's said that The Rock is perfectly fine with dropping the WWE Title to John Cena at WrestleMania 29. It's been reported Rock has been under the impression that he will be the one to end CM Punk's title reign at the Royal Rumble.