WWE HIAC Buyrate Projections, Who Vince McMahon Sees As A Huge Money Draw, What WWE Is Doing With Drew McIntyre, One Name Possibly "Carrying" Smackdown In 2013, Who Is Behind The Brad Maddox Angle?

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- We're told the WWE Hell in a Cell buyrate came back higher than predicted. While we don't have numbers as of this writing, Vince McMahon is attributing it to Ryback and feels he has huge money drawing power. In addition to early frustrations with the original Survivor Series main event, I'm told Vince got impatient and wanted Ryback featured now rather than waiting for WWE TLC.

- WWE is working with Drew McIntyre as he deals with his mother being ill. I'm told the company has granted him limited appearances until the situation is resolved.

- One of the names Vince McMahon is eyeing to possibly step up and carry Smackdown is Daniel Bryan. Obviously this would include a breakup of Team Hell No and the WWE Tag Team Championship.

- I'm told to "look for Paul Heyman" to be behind the Brad Maddox angle if they continue it after next week.

- We're told the WWE Hell in a Cell buyrate came back higher than predicted. While we don't have numbers as of this writing, Vince McMahon is attributing it to Ryback and feels he has huge money drawing power. In addition to early frustrations with the original Survivor Series main event, I'm told Vince got impatient and wanted Ryback featured now rather than waiting for WWE TLC.

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