What a difference a year makes.
For better or worse, ECW, Shawn Michaels and Guest Hosts are no longer with us. With the WWE finding themselves losing stars, such as Batista, Jericho and HBK to retirement and Undertaker and Triple H to injuries, management realized they had a void to fill.
While I believe the WWE has done a better job building young talent in the past 365 days than before, five guys in my mind seemed to have been groomed to take over the proverbial reigns from the biggest and brightest.
So, without further ado, let us take a look at last year's brightest stars, the past year's brightest, each month's star and where that leaves us from here.