Now that the WWE's final pay-per-view of 2012 is officially behind us, now seems like a good time to look back on the year as a whole. While not one of the greatest years in company history, the last 12 months have contained a number of memorable moments.
Both The Rock and Brock Lesnar returned to singles competition after respective eight-year hiatuses from the company, and both stars provided a financial boost for the events on which they appeared.
Elsewhere, rogue faction The Shield made an instant impact with regular attacks of the WWE's elite talent, and Ryback was successfully established as the newest member of the company's upper echelon.
With the Slammy Awards also out of the way, here is an alternative take on the best and worst of the WWE in 2012; my End of Year Awards.