This past week was one of the busiest in recent memory for the WWE during the aftermath of the Royal Rumble. Not only were there two huge winners at the event itself, but a pair of big-time stars returned to the fold this week as well, so the WWE managed to generate a ton of interest in the product.
It's difficult to pinpoint the biggest news of the week, but the most recent is Brock Lesnar's return to WWE programming. Lesnar had been gone since the night after SummerSlam, but he announced his comeback in a major way as he delivered a thunderous F-5 to Vince McMahon and broke the chairman's pelvis, according to the storyline.
Chris Jericho made his return as well, but he did it as the No. 2 entrant in the Royal Rumble match, much to the surprise of everyone. In addition to that, John Cena won the Rumble, much to the surprise of nobody, and The Rock managed to defeat CM Punk and end his 434-day reign as WWE champion.
When you add all of that to the fact that Elimination Chamber is just a couple weeks away and WrestleMania is now less than 70 days away, there is no question that the WWE is kicking things into overdrive as it tries to pique the interest of fans everywhere.
Keep reading for analysis on all of the latest WWE news and rumors for the week beginning on Jan. 27.