No one superstar in WWE is bigger than the company itself, but with every pay-per-view, a few wrestlers find a way to make the spotlight shine on them.
WWE's latest pay-per-view, Payback, is no different from the rest. Tonight showcased a lot of talent in a lot of different ways, with a lot of twists and turns along the way.
John Cena retained his WWE Championship in a Three Stages of Hell match. Alberto Del Rio regained the World Heavyweight Championship with a new-found and brutal edge. The Shield held on to their respective titles. Sheamus kicked the event off quite literally with a Brogue Kick victory.
But when it comes down to it, who were the stars of the event that rose above all the rest and truly became the focal points of the night?
For the purposes of this article, the choices will be made based on the criteria of two main attributes: match quality and storyline progression importance in order of appearance.