Violence and mic mastery provided WWE's highlights of the week.
The Shield's feud with Evolution, Luke Harper challenging John Cena, and a gem of match on Superstars energized audiences. When WWE went a goofier route, the results weren't nearly as good. A surprise appearance by a literary character and an arm-wrestling contest inspired head shaking.
The stars of Payback's marquee matches were, as one would expect, the stars of Raw, SmackDown and Main Event.
Brawling between the men set to collide at the upcoming pay-per-view delivered many of the week's highs. A man in a deerstalker cap counterbalanced that with a low moment that fans will try to wash from their minds.