WWE Week in Review, Jan. 4: Brock Lesnar Returns, CM Punk Dominates the Shield

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WWE Week in Review, Jan. 4: Brock Lesnar Returns, CM Punk Dominates the Shield
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Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman

WWE rang in the new year this past week with entertaining episodes of Raw, SmackDown and even Main Event. From the shocking return of Brock Lesnar to Daniel Bryan joining The Wyatt Family, this week in WWE kicked off 2014 with a bang and gave fans plenty of to look forward to in the new year.

Appearing on Raw for the first time since August, Lesnar announced his intentions to contend for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the new year. How will this factor into the newly made title match between John Cena and Randy Orton at the Royal Rumble?

At the conclusion of this week's Raw, Bryan walked out of the arena under the control of The Wyatt Family. Has The Bearded One officially turned his back on the WWE Univerise by joining the the clan he rivaled against for so long?

CM Punk's rivalry with The Shield raged on this week, defeating Seth Rollins on Raw before knocking off the rogue trio in six-man tag team action on SmackDown. Will the Second City Saint now shift his focus to winning the Royal Rumble match later this month?

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.

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