The first Raw after John Cena's surgery still featured the pink-attired megastar, but plenty of other talent had airtime to showcase their skills.
A fantastic match, a simulated orgasm and the return of a Hall of Famer highlighted an entertaining episode.
With Cena hurt, WWE focused the spotlight more on the WWE Champion. CM Punk's villainous performance was engrossing at times and at other times, forced. Punk is too good to resort to "Albany is a dump" cheap heat tactics.
The story of this Raw though was the tag team division, the non-main eventers and an announcer soaking up adoration from the audience.
The following were the show's high spots.