PWInsider.com is reporting that WWE has been pulled CM Punk from the Holiday RAW shows because officials feared that he would not be healthy enough in that time. Despite reports of CM Punk feeling ready and wanting to get back into the ring, they want to keep him out until January, potentially January 14th.
There was talk of CM Punk vs. Ryback at the historic Raw event in January, and that plan is still in the works. This may cause an interference in the return of The Rock, and officials may push back the Ryback vs. CM Punk match again. CM Punk was said to be unhappy with the decision, but officials are trying to save him as much as possible from any further injury, especially since the "Road to Wrestlemania" offically begins into the Royal Rumble.