A noticeable shift in tone accompanied Monday night's Raw, which was one of the most brutal and violent shows in quite some time.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon continued to assert their authority, which directly resulted in the hospitalization of "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes and former WWE champion The Miz.
Randy Orton rekindled the rage he was once known for, injuring the aforementioned Miz's thorax and nearly doing the same to Daniel Bryan.
The Big Show was once again humiliated and manipulated by Stephanie while referee Scott Armstrong saw his tenure in WWE end thanks to the COO.
WWE was a dark and dreary place for the majority of the three hours during Monday's show.
Then came the locker room mutiny.
After weeks of abuse by management, several popular babyface stars (and Justin Gabriel) hit the ring and fought off The Shield before making it known to Triple H, Stephanie and the entire world that they support Daniel Bryan as the face of WWE.
It was the game-changing show that Night of Champions should have been.
Where does the eventful edition of Raw leave the company's top stars heading into WWE Battleground on October 6?
Find out after the jump.