At its best in 2013, WWE impacted the audience with images of triumph, rebirths and wickedness. At its worst, its storytelling failed and jokes were too juvenile to be enjoyed.
Mark Henry, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler and Rob Van Dam are among those who provided the most memorable and exciting moments of the year. Those are contrasted with what the company asked Santino Marella, John Cena and Eva Marie to do.
The optimist WWE fans will remember 2013 for Ziggler's cash-in and Rhodes teaming with his brother to win the Tag Team Championships. The pessimists among us will bring up a sock puppet taking orders from a flute and poor booking choices galore.
On pay-per-view, Raw and SmackDown, WWE either exhilarated or irritated. Here is a look at moments that accomplished either of those feelings, the ones that will go in the collection of greatest hits and those best suited for the trash bin.