After speaking with sources, WZ has learned Ryback's appearance in the final seconds of this past week's Raw was a true last minute decision.
The final rundown that was handed out to WWE's top production people didn't feature Ryback having the stare down with CM Punk to go off the air. This fact is part of the reason why Ryback's appearance didn't appear on the titantron in front of the live crowd.
Sources tell us it was a last minute decision concerning how the show should go off the air with top WWE officials having the attitude of "let's do it and we'll figure it out."
When WWE left the arena and Albany, New York on Monday, there was no elaborate plan that had been put in action regarding Ryback. The stare down with CM Punk was done to see how it would be received.