WWE's first Payback pay-per-view was a mostly masterful event, a night of new champions, stunning stories and memorable moments and matches.
Three Superstars walked out as new champions. CM Punk made a triumphant return to the ring. The Divas gave us fantastic theater.
WWE failed to capitalize on the tension between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton and the event had its other negatives as well, including an up-and-down main event, but the highlights were many.
Beginning with Curtis Axel mirroring his father's career to Chicago's fervent reaction to CM Punk, here are the most memorable and thrilling elements of WWE Payback 2013.