10 best mic moments of 2013

In a year that saw the rise of Daniel Bryan, the wrath of Brock Lesnar and the crowning of the first-ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion, it wasn’t always the physical altercations that stole the show. More often than not, it was the words. While standbys like CM Punk and John Cena never disappoint on the microphone, surprising newcomers and even non-competitors unleashed stinging oratories that bonded us to the ring’s most captivating rivalries.

Watch the very best mic moments of 2013

The past 12 months included no shortage of impressive and memorable statements. From a volcano personified to a #pipebombshell, we spoke to the performers who articulated these verbal barbs to learn the motivation behind the messages. Check out the list, presented by Totino's Bold.