The crowning of a new WWE Champion, numerous big-name returns and the official commencement of the Road to WrestleMania made for a particularly exciting start to 2013.
As a result, ratings peaked—even breaching the elusive five million mark the night after the Royal Rumble—as the company posted their highest figures since last summer’s landmark Raw 1,000 show.
But could they keep up the good work heading into February?
The second month of the year is always a crucial one in the WWE, but further intriguing developments—both off and on-screen—ensured that there was no shortage of drama as we edge ever closer to this year’s Showcase of the Immortals.
This article rounds up five of the most prominent talking points to come from the month of February, analysing the impact they could have in the future.