WZ has learned from sources that much of last night's script for RAW was a soft script for the final hour.
WWE was waiting to have the TLC title match between CM Punk and Ryback start exactly when halftime began of the BCS National Title game. Because of this, Big Show's match with Kofi Kingston was basically cut completely. Officials wanted to feature the World Heavyweight Champion on the show, so because of this they made his match a one punch contest with Kingston.
CM Punk's promo by himself prior to commercial was also not originally scheduled in that format but was decided on last minute based on the time changes they made earlier in the hour.
According to sources, the episode was considered successful and what WWE intended from a storyline standpoint. The feeling from WWE last night is they showcased The Rock's feud with CM Punk well, but didn't go too far where next week's 20th anniversary show will be outshined.