It was announced at tonight's SmackDown tapings from the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina that WWE Champion CM Punk will no longer be facing Ryback at TLC.

Ryback will now team up with Daniel Bryan and Kane to face The Shield in a six-man tag team match.

Punk underwent surgery on his left knee earlier today in Pensacola, FL and is expected to make a full recovery. WWE physician Dr. James Andrews completed a scope of Punk's knee and removed a piece of torn meniscus that had locked up his knee.

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