There is no shame in being last. There is no shame in setting the tone for an exciting new year in 2013. And there is certainly no shame in what happened at the TLC pay-per-view Sunday night.
And The Shield did nothing but steal the show. It was better than expected. It was better than good. It was brilliant.
We saw all titles stay in the hands of champions with some very compelling matches to boot. Sheamus lost the war to Big Show, Antonio Cesaro is still a beast in the ring and Kofi Kingston even surprised me with a win over Wade Barrett.
And then there is the curious case of John Cena, Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee. Oh, the "Black Widow" really raised the bar on Sunday night. I knew this might happen and well, it just adds fuel to the fire.
And when we did not see a promo from The Rock, we saw a promo about him. Yes, CM Punk had his say, but the ad for the Brahma Bull did enough to keep us wanting more.
But nothing—nothing—came close to The Shield and their performance in Brooklyn.
Here are some things we learned about Sunday evening's PPV...