According to a source, Vince McMahon decided yesterday to move forward with CM Punk as the WWE champion, going into tonight's PPV.

The finish and direction for the title is said to be mapped out in broad detail all the way to Survivor Series, and in bigger picture (with a lot less detail) heading into the Royal Rumble.

Of course, Vince could change his mind by showtime tonight and go in a completely different direction, but Punk as champion is currently the plan.

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