In the week leading up to WWE TLC, all of WWE's programming did a swell job of hyping the advertised card for the final pay-per-view of 2013. In the midst of it all, the annual Slammy Awards returned on Raw and recognized the greatest matches and Superstars of the year.
At the end of the championship ascension ceremony on this week's Raw, chaos ensued, and the closing image of the show was of John Cena standing alongside The Authority. What will this mean for the unification title match at TLC?
Although he will be against all odds in a handicap match at TLC, CM Punk got the better of The Shield this past week with a win over Dean Ambrose on Raw. Is the rogue trio close to splitting, or will they put their differences aside for one night to decimate their arch rival in Punk?
Undoubtedly, Daniel Bryan was the one to watch this week, with wins on Raw and SmackDown while also cleaning house at the Slammy Awards. Will Bryan be able to use this momentum to his advantage come his handicap match with The Wyatt Family?
Here, I will break down the week in wrestling by analyzing the Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and WWE Main Event broadcasts, including each show's highlights, low points and other noteworthy, monumental moments. Also, an award will be given to the show and Superstar that shined the brightest over the course of the week.