WWE 2017 Final Report Card

Welcome to the GreenTimeSports World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Final Report Card for 2017. In our report card, we break (the walls) down all 21 WWE pay-per-view events that took place in 2017. We rank all 21 pay-per-view events, which includes Raw, Smackdown Live! and NXT events. We also rank the top pay-per-view matches in 2017, selecting one match from each pay-per-view and rankings accordingly. Finally, we also rank the top 32 superstars, both male and female, within WWE for the 2017 year.

Those rankings are based on numerous factors that include but are not limited to:

championship reigns, championship matches, memorable moments, matches of the night and honorable mentions

GreenTimeSports WWE 2017 Final Report Card

Pay-Per-View Rankings

21 – Fastlane

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  • Date: March 5, 2017
  • City: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton (feat. Austin Aries)
  • Match of the Night: Neville (C) vs. Jack Gallagher – WWE Cruiserweight Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: N/A
  • Memorable Moments:
    • WWE pay-per-view debut for Samoa Joe (faces Sami Zayn)
    • Jinder Mahal & Rusev are sent out for impromptu matches, resulting in them beating each other up
    • Neville hits a German Suplex onto Gallagher who lands on his head
    • Gallagher delivers three vicious Headbutts to Neville
    • New Day debut their ice cream pops
    • Braun Strowman hits a Running Powerslam onto Roman Reigns through the announcer’s table
    • Sasha Banks interferes to help Bayley win the WWE Raw Women’s Championship over Charlotte
    • Bayley snaps Charlotte’s 16-0 pay-per-view singles match winning streak
    • Chris Jericho returns to cost Kevin Owens the WWE Universal Championship
    • Goldberg wins the WWE Universal Championship

 

20 – Battleground

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  • Date: July 23, 2017
  • City: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, JBL & Byron Saxton
  • Match of the Night: The Usos (C) vs. The New Day – WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: Charlotte vs. Natalya vs. Becky Lynch vs. Lana vs. Tamina – Fatal-5-Way #1 Contender Match; Jinder Mahal (C) vs. Randy Orton – WWE Championship Punjabi Prison Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • An Uso reverses a Xavier Woods’ Elbow Drop into a Super Kick mid-air
    • The New Day win the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
    • The New Day become the first tag team to win both WWE Tag Team Championships on Raw and Smackdown Live!
    • Baron Corbin attacks Shinsuke Nakamura with the Money in the Bank briefcase and hits an End of Days after getting himself disqualified
    • Kevin Owens wins his third WWE United States Championship
    • John Cena AA’s Rusev off the American podium through two tables
    • Randy Orton reverses a Khallas from Jinder Mahal into an RKO
    • The Singh Brothers pull Jinder out of the first cage as the last door closes
    • Randy Orton punches Samir Singh off the top of the Punjabi Prison as he crashes through the announcer’s table
    • The Great Khali shows up to shake Randy Orton off the top of the Punjabi Prison, giving Mahal the win

 

19 – Extreme Rules

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  • Date: June 4, 2017
  • City: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  • Venue: Royal Farms Arena
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Booker T.
  • Match of the Night: Samoa Joe vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins – Fatal-5-Way Extreme Rules #1 Contender Match
  • Honorable Mentions: The Hardy Boyz (C) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Steel Cage Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Referee tosses Maryse after she slaps Miz to get Dean Ambrose disqualified
    • Miz throws Dean Ambrose into the referee to try and get him disqualified
    • Miz wins the WWE Intercontinental Championship
    • Sasha Banks hits Double Knees onto Noam Dar from the top turnbuckle to outside the ring
    • Elias plays his guitar, explaining his character and purpose for being there – all while talking down to Baltimore
    • Sheamus Brogue Kicks the cage door into Jeff Hardy’s face
    • Matt Hardy receives a White Noise from the top turnbuckle
    • Jeff Hardy climbs back into the cage and hits a Whisper in the Wind from the top of the cage onto Sheamus & Cesaro
    • Sheamus & Cesaro barely beat the Hardy Boyz out of the cage to win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
    • Neville taps to Austin Aries, but it doesn’t count because it’s outside the ring
    • Neville hits a Red Arrow on Austin Aries’ back
    • Bray Wyatt hits a DDT on Seth Rollins onto the steel steps
    • Bray Wyatt hits a Standing Side Slam on Roman Reigns onto the announcer’s table
    • Roman Reigns Spears Samoa Joe through the barricade, as Joe has Finn Balor in the Coquina Clutch
    • Seth Rollins hits a Frog Splash onto Bray Wyatt through the announcer’s table

 

18 – Backlash

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  • Date: May 21, 2017
  • City: Rosemont, Chicago, United States
  • Venue: Allstate Arena
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, JBL & Byron Saxton
  • Match of the Night: Randy Orton (C) vs. Jinder Mahal – WWE Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: Dolph Ziggler vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Shinsuke Nakamura’s WWE in-ring debut (faces Dolph Ziggler)
    • Tyler Breeze wrestles undercover as both a janitor and grandma
    • Breeze uses a mop to fight, an Uso breaks it and tosses into the crowd
    • Breeze rolls side-to-side within the ring as a defense tactic against an Usos Frog Splash
    • An Uso throws Breeze’s grandma outfit at JBL who responds hilariously
    • AJ Styles Suplexes Kevin Owens onto the ring apron
    • AJ Styles hits a Phenomenal Forearm off the barricade onto Kevin Owens
    • AJ Styles’ foot gets caught in the announcer’s table, resulting in a countout loss
    • Randy Orton jumps Jinder Mahal before the bell rings
    • Randy Orton Backdrops Jinder Mahal onto the announcer’s table
    • Randy Orton beats up the Singh Brothrs as Jinder Mahal takes advantage, but runs into an RKO
    • The Singh Brothers pulls Mahal out of the ring following an RKO
    • Randy Orton Backdrops both Singh Brothers onto the announcer’s table
    • Jinder Mahal wins the WWE Championship

 

17 – NXT Takeover: San Antonio

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  • Date: January, 28, 2017
  • City: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Venue: Freeman Coliseum
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves & Percy Watson
  • Match of the Night: Shinsuke Nakamura (C) vs. Bobby Roode – NXT Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: N/A
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Eric Young gives Tye Dillinger one chance to join Sanity prior to the match, but Tye refuses
    • Roderick Strong hits a Backbreaker from the top rope, landing Andrade Cien Almas onto the top of the turnbuckle.
    • Rezar breaks #DIY’s submission move by throwing Johnny Gargano onto Tommaso Ciampa
    • The Authors of Pain win the NXT Tag Team Championship
    • Seth Rollins invades the show and calls out Triple H
    • Billie Kay & Peyton Royce Suplex Nikki Cross through a table off of the announcer’s table
    • Bobby Roode’s entrance
    • Bobby Roode wins the NXT Championship

 

16 – Survivor Series

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  • Date: November 19, 2017
  • City: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Venue: Toyota Center
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Booker T. & Byron Saxton
  • Match of the Night: Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles
  • Honorable Mention: The New Day vs. The Shield
  • Memorable Moments:
    • The New Day hit a Double Midnight Hour onto Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
    • The Shield hit a Super Triple Powerbomb onto Kofi Kingston
    • Cesaro Powerbombs an Uso off the top turnbuckle at the same time the Uso Samoan Drops Sheamus from the top as well
    • Team Smackdown Live! Suplexes Braun Strowman through the announcer’s table
    • Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn come out to try and cost Team Smackdown Live! the match
    • Triple H turns on Kurt Angle mid-match to win the match himself
    • Braun Strowman hits Triple H with 2 Running Powerslams for crossing him mid-match

 

15 – Payback

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  • Date: April 30, 2017
  • City: San Jose, California, United States
  • Venue: SAP Center
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Booker T.
  • Match of the Night: The Hardy Boyz (C) vs. Sheamus & Cesaro – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
  • Honorable Mention: N/A
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Kevin Owens hits a Cannonball onto Chris Jericho onto the barricade
    • Chris Jericho wins the United States Championship
    • Chris Jericho pulls a ‘list’ from a kid in the crowd to reveal Owens’ name is there
    • Austin Aries Powerbombs Neville off the top rope into a Last Chancery
    • Neville uses the referee to break Aries’ submission and get himself disqualified
    • Sheamus kicks Jeff Hardy in the face so hard he looses a tooth
    • Sheamus hits a Super White Noise onto Matt Hardy
    • Sheamus & Cesaro attack the Hardy Boyz after they lose their match
    • Alexa Bliss wins the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
    • Alexa Bliss becomes the first female to win both Women’s Championships on Raw and Smackdown Live!
    • Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt fight in an abandoned, haunted house
    • Bray Wyatt throws a refrigerator on top of Randy Orton
    • Jinder Mahal & The Singh Brothers interfere to cost Randy Orton his match with Bray Wyatt
    • Braun Strowman Chokeslams Roman Reigns onto the announcer’s table
    • Braun Strowman attacks Roman Reigns’ ribs with the steel steps after the match

 

14 – Elimination Chamber

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  • Date: December 17, 2017
  • City: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
  • Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo, JBL & David Otunga
  • Match of the Night: John Cena (C) vs. Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz vs. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose – WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match
  • Honorable Mentions: Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton; Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Dolph Ziggler attacks Kalisto during his entrance to even the odds in his Handicap Match
    • Dolph Ziggler attacks Kalisto and Apollo Crews with chairs after their match
    • Carmella & James Ellsworth watch the show from a suite box
    • American Alpha retain the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship after an attack from The Usos
    • Konnor bumps shoulders with an Uso as he makes his way to the ring
    • Randy Orton & Luke Harper hit a Backdrop on one another onto the announcer’s table
    • Natalya attacks Nikki Bella during a post-match interview
    • Naomi wins the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
    • Dean Ambrose hits an Inside-Out Suplex onto AJ Styles onto the steel
    • Dean Ambrose hits an Elbow Drop off the top of a pod onto John Cena
    • AJ Styles & Dean Ambrose exchange head shots into the chamber from the top of a pod
    • Bray Wyatt tosses AJ Styles off the top of a pod
    • Baron Corbin attack Dean Ambrose after the latter eliminates the former
    • Baron Corbin tosses Dean Ambrose through a pod door
    • The Miz hits Bray Wyatt with a Skull Crushing Finale onto the steel
    • John Cena hits a Crossbody Splash onto both Bray Wyatt & AJ Styles from the top of the pod
    • Bray Wyatt wins the WWE Championship

 

13 – Money in the Bank

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  • Date: June 18, 2017
  • City: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Venue: Scottrade Center
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, JBL & Byron Saxton
  • Match of the Night: Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn vs. AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler – Money in the Bank Ladder Match
  • Honorable Mentions: N/A
  • Memorable Moments:
    • First ever women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match
    • Tamina catapults Natalya into the ladder
    • Natalya Bodyslams Becky Lynch onto a ladder
    • Charlotte hits a Corkscrew Moonsault off the top rope onto Tamina and Natalya outside the ring
    • James Ellsworth knocks Becky Lynch off the ladder
    • James Ellsworth wins the Money in the Bank contract for Carmella
    • Mike & Maria Kanellis debut
    • Greg Gagne, Larry Hennig, Baron von Raschke, Sargent Slaughter, Bob Orton & Ric Flair are ringside for the WWE Championship match
    • Jinder Mahal hits Randy Orton with a Shinbreaker onto the announcer’s table
    • The Singh Brothers place Jinder Mahal’s foot on the rope to break a pin count, so ref tosses them
    • The Singh Brothers provoke the WWE legends ringside, grabbing Orton’s dad
    • Randy Orton Backdrops one Singh onto the announcer’s table, then RKO’s another Singh through the announcer’s table
    • The Ascension are revealed to be Breezagno’s attackers
    • Baron Corbin attacks Shinsuke Nakamura with a ladder during his entrance
    • Sami Zayn tosses Kevin Owens off the top turnbuckle onto a ladder
    • Dolph Ziggler Zigzags Baron Corbin off the top of the ladder
    • Sami Zayn hits a Powerbomb Flip onto Dolph Ziggler off the top of the ladder
    • Baron Corbin Chokeslams AJ Styles onto a ladder
    • AJ Styles hits an AA onto Kevin Owens off the ring apron onto a ladder
    • Dolph Ziggler moves the ladder from under AJ, leaving him to hand from the top
    • Nakamura returns to the match
    • Baron Corbin wins the Money in the Bank contract

 

12 – Clash of Champions

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  • Date: December 17, 2017
  • City: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Venue: TD Garden
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton
  • Match of the Night: Baron Corbin (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode – WWE United States Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: AJ Styles (C) vs. Jinder Mahal – WWE Championship; The Usos (C) vs. The New Day vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. Rusev Day – WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Fatal-4-Way Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Baron Corbin Powerbombs Dolph Ziggler off the top rope as Ziggler Superplexes Bobby Roode
    • Dolph Ziggler wins the United States Championship
    • Aiden English sings the 12 Days of Rusev
    • Shelton Benjamin Belly-to-Back Suplexes an Uso off the top turnbuckle
    • Charlotte hits a Moonsault form the top turnbuckle onto all the lumberjills outside the ring
    • Naomi hits a Crossbody Splash off the top rop onto the lumberjills outside the ring
    • Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan special guest referee the Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Randy Orton match
    • Kevin Owens hits a Frog Splash onto Nakamura through the announcer’s table
    • Shane McMahon stops his 2-count pin when Sami Zayn rolls up Randy Orton
    • Daniel Bryan fast counts to give Owens & Zayn the win
    • Jinder Mahal throws AJ Styles face first into the exposed barricade
    • Jinder Mahal Suplex Slams AJ Styles onto the announcer’s table
    • AJ Styles hits a Phenomenal Forearm & Styles Clash onto both Singh Brothers outside the ring

 

11 – NXT Takeover: Orlando

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  • Date: April 1, 2017
  • City: Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Venue: Amway Center
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Percy Watson & Nigel McGuinness
  • Match of the Night: The Authors of Pain (C) vs. The Revival vs. #DIY – NXT Tag Team Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: Asuka (C) vs. Ember Moon – NXT Women’s Championship
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Aleister Black makes his in-ring debut (faces Andrade Cien Almas)
    • #DIY & The Revival put Akam through a table outside the ring
    • Johnny Gargano & Scott Dawson have #DIY’s submissions locked on Rezar at the same time Tommaso Ciampa & Dash Wilder hit The Revival’s finisher on Akam
    • Scott Dawson Superplexes Johnny Gargano onto everyone outside the ring
    • New NXT Championship belt debuts

 

10 – Great Balls of Fire

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  • Date: July 9, 2017
  • City: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Venue: American Airlines Center
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Booker T.
  • Match of the Night: Sheamus & Cesaro (C) vs. The Hardy Boyz – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 30-Minute Ironman Match
  • Honorable Mentions: Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins
  • Memorable Moments:
    • First ever tag team ironman match
    • Sheamus hits Matt Hardy with a Brogue Kick to win the first fall in 30 seconds
    • Matt Hardy hits Sheamus with a Twist of Fate off the top rope to tie the match 3-3 with less than three minutes
    • Sasha Banks attacks Alexa Bliss after Bliss gets herself disqualified
    • Sasha Banks hits Bliss with a Double Knees off the announcer’s table
    • Roman Reigns hits Braun Strowman with a chair three times, but he doesn’t flinch
    • Braun Strowman tosses Roman Reigns into the side of an ambulance
    • Braun Strowman hits Roman Reigns twice with the stretcher backboard
    • Roman Reigns pushes Braun Strowman through the titantron
    • Roman Reigns crashes an ambulance into a truck with Braun Strowman in the back
    • Dallas Fire Department uses a Jaws of Life device to unlock Braun form the crashed ambulance
    • Samoa Joe puts Brock Lesnar through the announcer’s table

 

9 – Hell in a Cell

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  • Date: October 8, 2017
  • City: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Venue: Little Caesars Arena
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton
  • Match of the Night: The New Day (C) vs. The Usos – WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Hell in a Cell Match
  • Honorable Mentions: Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon – Hell in a Cell Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • An Uso jumps over the top ropes, crushing Xavier Woods into the cell outside the ring
    • Big E Spears an Uso off the ring apron into the cell
    • Xavier Woods uses various instruments as weapons (trombones, gong & cow bell)
    • An Uso knocks Xavier Woods off the top turnbuckle by throwing a chair at him
    • An Uso hits a Running Butt Crash onto Xavier Woods into the cell
    • Big E hits a Standing Side Slam on an Uso off the ring apron into a Backbreaker from Xavier Woods outside the ring
    • The New Day lock an Uso in the corner of the cell using kendo sticks
    • The Usos handcuff Xavier Woods and beat him with kendo sticks
    • The Usos win the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
    • Baron Corbin wins the WWE United States Championship
    • Natalya gets herself disqualified by beating Charlotte with a chair
    • Dolph Ziggler hits Bobby Roode with a Zigzag after losing the match
    • Kevin Owens Powerbombs Shane McMahon onto the steel steps
    • Kevin Owens misses a Cannonball off the ring apron and goes through a table
    • Shane hits a Coast-to-Coast with a trash can onto Kevin Owens
    • Shane & Kevin fight on top of the cell
    • Kevin Owens hits a Popup Powerbomb onto Shane McMahon on top of the cell
    • Kevin Owens falls halfway off the cell through the announcer’s table
    • Shane McMahon misses an Elbow Drop from the top of the cell and goes through an announcer’s table
    • Sami Zayn saves Kevin Owens from Shane’s Elbow Drop and then makes referee count three so Shane loses

 

8 – Royal Rumble

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  • Date: January 29, 2017
  • City: San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Venue: Alamodome
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, JBL, Tom Phillips, Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga & Byron Saxton (feat. Austin Aries & Jerry Lawler)
  • Match of the Night: AJ Styles (C) vs. John Cena – WWE Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: Kevin Owens (C) vs. Roman Reigns – WWE Universal Championship No Disqualification Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • The Club win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships during the pre-show
    • Charlotte hits a Natural Selection onto Bayley on the ring apron
    • Chris Jericho is suspended and locked inside a shark cage for the WWE Universal Championship Match
    • Kevin Owens hits a Frog Splash onto Roman Reigns from the top turnbuckle through a table
    • Chris Jericho tosses Kevin Owens brass knuckles
    • Roman Reigns hits a Samoan Drop onto Kevin Owens through a chair
    • Roman Reigns Superman Punches Kevin Owens off the top turnbuckle through a chair structure outside the ring
    • Roman Reigns Powerbombs Kevin Owens through the announcer’s table
    • Braun Strowman interferes by Chokeslamming Roman Reigns onto the announcer’s table and Running Powerslams him through a table
    • Neville wins the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    • John Cena hits a Super AA onto AJ Styles
    • John Cena becomes a 16-time world champion, tied with Ric Flair for most ever
    • Jack Gallagher hits Chris Jericho in the nuts with his umbrella
    • Braun Strowman enters the Royal Rumble and cleans house
    • Tye Dillinger debuts at entry #10
    • Braun Strowman’s elimination of James Ellsworth
    • Baron Corbin eliminates Braun Strowman
    • Randy Orton hits Sami Zayn with an RKO mid-air
    • Luke Harper turns on the Wyatt Family
    • Goldberg eliminates Brock Lesnar almost immediately
    • Roman Reigns eliminates The Undertaker
    • Randy Orton wins the Royal Rumble

 

7 – No Mercy

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  • Date: September 24, 2017
  • City: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Venue: Staples Center
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Booker T.
  • Match of the Night: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns
  • Honorable Mentions: Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (C) vs. The Bar – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship; Alexa Bliss (C) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax vs. Emma vs. Bayley – WWE Raw Women’s Championship Fatal-5-Way Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • One-on-one WWE pay-per-view debut for Jason Jordan (faces The Miz)
    • Jason Jordan Belly-to-Back Suplexes Bo Dallas into The Miz & Curtis Axel
    • Bray Wyatt jumps Finn Balor before their match
    • Cesaro swings Dean Ambrose into the steel steps
    • Cesaro’s teeth go into his own gums after Seth Rollins launches him into the ring post
    • Cesaro Powerbombs Seth Rollins off the top rope on top of Dean Ambrose
    • Nia Jax hits a Samoan Drop onto both Alexa Bliss & Sasha Banks at the same time
    • All four women Dropkick and Powerbomb Nia Jax off the ring apron
    • John Cena hits a Super AA onto Roman Reigns
    • Roman Reigns Spears John Cena through the announcer’s table
    • John Cena raises Roman Reigns’ hand after the match, essentially passing him the torch
    • Enzo Amore low blows Neville to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    • Braun Strowman gets up immediately from a Brock Lesnar German Suplex to hit a Chokeslam and Running Powerslam

 

6 –  TLC

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  • Date: October 22, 2017
  • City: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Venue: Target Center
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Booker T. (feat. Vic Joseph & Nigel McGuinness)
  • Match of the Night: AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
  • Honorable Mentions: The Miz, The Bar, Braun Strowman & Kane vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Kurt Angle – 5-on-3 TLC Handicap Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Asuka’s WWE in-ring debut (faces Emma)
    • Jason Jordan throws food at Elias who attempts to play a song
    • The Brain Kendrick reverses a Tornado DDT from Rich Swann into a Northern Lights Suplex outside the ring
    • Rich Swann breaks The Brian Kendrick’s Captain Hook with a Phoenix Splash
    • Enzo Amore wins his second WWE Cruiserweight Championship
    • AJ Styles jumps off the top rope to hit a Super Hurricarana onto Demon Finn Balor
    • AJ Styles & Finn Balor ‘Too Sweet’ after their match
    • Kurt Angle competes in a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years
    • Kurt Angle is an honorary member of The Shield for the night
    • Dean Ambrose hits an Elbow Drop off a ladder onto Kane through the announcer’s table
    • Seth Rollins hits a Frog Splash off a ladder onto Braun Strowman through the announcer’s table
    • Braun Strowman hits a Running Powerslam onto Kurt Angle through a table
    • Kane accidentally hits Braun Strowman, so Strowman pushes him all the way across the ring
    • Braun Strowman throws Dean Ambrose through a table after it doesn’t break
    • Kane Chokeslams Braun Strowman through the stage
    • Kane pulls down the hanging chairs, which lands on top of Braun Strowman
    • Kane Chokeslams Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose through tables
    • The Miz, The Bar & Kane put Braun Strowman into a garbage truck and lock him in
    • Kurt Angle returns to the match, Angle Slamming Sheamus & Cesaro (Cesaro through a table)
    • Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins Spear Kane through the barricade

 

5 – Summerslam

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  • Date: August 20, 2017
  • City: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, Corey Graves, JBL, Booker T. & Byron Saxton
  • Match of the Night: The New Day (C) vs. The Usos – WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship (pre-show match)
  • Honorable Mentions: AJ Styles (C) vs. Kevin Owens – WWE United States Championship with Shane McMahon as guest referee; Brock Lesnar (C) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman – WWE Universal Championship
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Neville wins the WWE Cruiserweight Championship during the pre-show
    • An Uso tosses Xavier Woods over the top rope where another Uso hits him with a Samoan Drop
    • The Usos win the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
    • Natalya ties Trish Stratus for most pay-per-view matches for women in WWE history (39)
    • Naomi hits a Blockbuster onto Natalya off of the steel steps
    • Natalya wins the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
    • Enzo Amore is suspended and locked inside a shark cage for the Big Cass vs. Big Show match
    • Randy Orton beats Rusev in 10 seconds
    • Sasha Banks wins her fourth WWE Raw Women’s Championship
    • Cesaro goes into the crowd and rips apart a beach ball
    • Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
    • Kevin Owens pushes Shane McMahon into ropes to knock AJ Styles off the turnbuckle
    • Kevin Owens uses Shane McMahon to shield an AJ Styles 450 Splash
    • Shinsuke Nakamura’s entrance
    • Roman Reigns Spears Brock Lesnar through the barricade
    • Samoa Joe hits a Standing Sideslam onto Roman Reigns onto the announcer’s table
    • Braun Strowman hits two Running Powerslams onto Brock Lesnar through two announcer’s tables, while tossing a third table on top of Lesnar
    • Braun Strowman tosses the announcer’s chair at both Samoa Joe & Roman Reigns

 

4 – NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III

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  • Date: August 19, 2017
  • City: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Venue: Barclays Center
  • Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuiness & Percy Watson (feat. Corey Graves & Jim Ross)
  • Match of the Night: Asuka (C) vs. Ember Moon – NXT Women’s Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: Andrade Cien Almas vs. Johnny Gargano
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Andrade Almas tries to pose in between the ropes, but Gargano Superkicks him followed by a Suicide Dive
    • Zelina Vega tosses Gargano a #DIY t-shirt which costs him the match
    • Eric Young replaces Killian Dain in the NXT Tag Team Championship Match
    • Akam catches Nikki Cross, but is then Speared by Killian Dain through a table
    • Sanity win the NXT Tag Team Championship
    • Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly attack The Authors of Pain & Sanity after their match
    • Drew McIntyre’s entrance
    • Drew McIntyre wins the NXT Championship
    • Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly & Adam Cole attack Drew McIntyre after the match

 

3 – Wrestlemania 33

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  • Date: April 2, 2017
  • City: Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Venue: Camping World Stadium
  • Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, JBL, Byron Saxton, David Otunga (feat. Jerry Lawler & Jim Ross)
  • Match of the Night: The Club (C) vs. Enzo & Big Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro vs. The Hardy Boyz – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Ladder Match
  • Honorable Mentions: AJ Styles vs. Shane McMahon; Bayley (C) vs Nia Jax vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte – WWE Raw Women’s Championship Elimination Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Jinder Mahal knocks Rob Gronkowski’s beer out of his hand
    • Rob Gronkowski Shoulder Tackles Jinder Mahal to give Mojo Rawley the Andre the Giant Battle Royal win
    • Shane McMahon hits a Coast-to-Coast with a trash can onto AJ Styles
    • Shane McMahon misses a top turnbuckle Elbow Drop and goes through the announcer’s table
    • Kevin Owens reaches rope break with the tip of his finger
    • Kevin Owens wins his first United States Championship
    • Sasha Banks’ entrance
    • Charlotte hits a Big Boot onto Nia Jax as both Sasha Banks and Bayley Backdrop her at the same time
    • Charlotte, Sasha Banks & Bayley Triple Powerbomb Nia Jax to eliminate her
    • Charlotte hits a top turnbuckle Corkscrew Moonsault onto Bayley & Sasha Banks outside the ring
    • Class of 2017 Hall of Famers are introduced
    • The Hardy Boyz return for the Tag Team Ladder Match
    • Big Cass & Luke Gallows sandwich The Hardy Boyz inbetween ladders
    • Big Cass tosses Enzo Amore over two ladders onto Luke Gallows
    • Karl Anderson throws Enzo Amore off the top of the ladder into a Cesaro Uppercut
    • Matt Hardy hits a Twist of Fate onto Karl Anderson off the top of the ladder
    • Jeff Hardy hits a Swanton Bomb off a ladder onto Cesaro & Sheamus, each through a ladder
    • The Hardy Boyz win the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
    • Al Roker is the special guest ring announcer for John Cena’s match
    • Nikki Bella & John Cena hits Five Knuckle Shuffles together on Miz & Maryse
    • John Cena proposes to Nikki Bella
    • Triple H’s entrance
    • Triple H DDT’s Seth Rollins on top of the announcer’s table
    • Seth Rollins hits a Superplex onto Triple H into a Falcon’s Arrow
    • Seth Rollins kicks Triple H, who runs into Stephanie sending her through a table
    • Pitbull, LunchMoney Lewis, Flo Ride & Stephen Marley perform
    • Bray Wyatt summons bugs and insects (graphics) during his match with Randy Orton
    • Goldberg Spears Brock Lesnar through the barricade
    • Brock Lesnar wins the WWE Universal Championship
    • Natalya locks a Sharpshooter onto Naomi & Carmella at once
    • Naomi wins the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
    • Undertaker Chokeslams Roman Reigns onto the announcer’s table
    • Roman Reigns Spears Undertaker through the announcer’s table
    • Roman Reigns ‘retires’ Undertaker

 

2 – NXT Takeover: Chicago

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  • Date: May 20, 2017
  • City: Rosemont, Illinois, United States
  • Venue: Allstate Arena
  • Commentary Team: Tom Phillips, Percy Watson & Nigel McGuinness
  • Match of the Night: Tyler Bate (C) vs. Pete Dunne – WWE United Kingdom Championship
  • Honorable Mentions: The Authors of Pain (C) vs. #DIY – NXT Tag Team Championship Ladder Match
  • Memorable Moments:
    • Roderick Strong takes out Killian Dain and Alexander Wolfe before his match
    • Jim Ross announces the U.K. Championship Match
    • Pete Dunne hits a Release Suplex onto Tyler Bate on the ring apron
    • Tyler Bate’s Airplane Spin on Pete Dunne
    • Pete Dunne wins the WWE United Kingdom Championship
    • Asuka pins both Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross to retain the NXT Women’s Championship
    • Bobby Roode reverses a GTS from Hideo Itami into back-to-back Glorious DDT’s
    • #DIY hit Frog Splashes onto The Authors of Pain off the top of ladder through ladders
    • Johnny Gargano Superkicks Paul Ellering
    • Johnny Gargano takes a ladder to the chin for Tomasso Ciampa
    • Tommaso Ciampa German Suplexes Rezar off a ladder through a ladder
    • #DIY hit their finisher onto Akam with a ladder wrapped around his head
    • Tommaso Ciampa turns on Johnny Gargano after the match by hitting him with a White Noise off the annoucer’s table through two other tables

 

1 – NXT Takeover: War Games

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  • Date: November 18, 2017
  • City: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Venue: Toyota Center
  • Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson & Nigel McGuinness
  • Match of the Night: The Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong vs. Sanity vs. The Undisputed Era – War Games Match
  • Honorable Mentions: Aliester Black vs. The Velveteen Dream; Ember Moon vs. Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross vs. Kairi Sane – vacant NXT Women’s Championship; Drew McIntyre (C) vs. Andrade Cien Almas – NXT Championship
  • Memorable Moments:
    • The Velveteen Dream and Aliester Black mimic one another
    • The Velveteen Dream tells the referee to ask Aliester Black what his name is
    • Aliester Black says The Velveteen Dream’s name after the match
    • Peyton Rocye hits a German Suplex onto Ember Moon from the middle rope, as Moon Superplexes Kairi Sane
    • Kairi Sane hits the Boyvanage onto Peyton Royce & Nikki Cross at the same time
    • Ember Moon hits the Eclipse onto Peyton Royce & Nikki Cross at the same time
    • Ember Moon wins the NXT Women’s Championship, presented by Asuka
    • Zelina Vega hits Drew McIntyre witha Basement Hurricanrana
    • Andrade Cien Almas wins the NXT Championship
    • Roderick Strong is an honorary member of Authors of Pain for the night
    • First War Games Match in over two decades
    • The Authors of Pain use Roderick Strong to catapult into everyone in the other ring
    • Sanity brings weapons into the cage
    • Alexander Wolfe German Suplexes Rezar off the top rope through two tables, cutting his own head open
    • Killian Dain hits a Coast-to-Coast with a trash can onto Kyle O’Reilly
    • Roderick Strong hits a Superplex onto Adam Cole off the top of the cage onto everyone below in the ring

 

Match of the Year Rankings

  1. Pete Dunne vs. Tyler Bate – WWE United Kingdom Championship (NXT Takover: Chicago)
  2. John Cena vs AJ Styles – WWE Championship (Royal Rumble)
  3. Asuka vs. Ember Moon – NXT Women’s Championship (NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III)
  4. The Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong vs. Sanity vs. The Undisputed Era – War Games Match (NXT Takeover: War Games)
  5. AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor (TLC)
  6. John Cena vs. Roman Reigns (No Mercy)
  7. The Usos vs. The New Day – WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Hell in a Cell Match (Hell in a Cell)
  8. The Authors of Pain vs. The Revival vs. #DIY – NXT Tag Team Championship (NXT Takeover: Orlando)
  9. AJ Styles vs. Brock Lesnar (Survivor Series)
  10. The New Day vs. The Usos – WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship (Summerslam)
  11. Sheamus & Cesaro vs. The Hardy Boyz – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship 30-Minute Ironman Match (Great Balls of Fire)
  12. The Club vs. Enzo & Big Cass vs. Sheamus & Cesaro vs. The Hardy Boyz – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Ladder Match (Wrestlemania 33)
  13. The New Day vs. The Usos – WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship (Battleground)
  14. Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler – Money in the Bank Ladder Match (Money in the Bank)
  15. Bray Wyatt vs. Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins – Fatal-5-Way Extreme Rules Match (Extreme Rules)
  16. John Cena vs. AJ Styles vs. The Miz vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose – WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match (Elimination Chamber)
  17. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode – United States Championship (Clash of Champions)
  18. The Hardy Boyz vs. Sheamus & Cesaro – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (Payback)
  19. Neville vs. Jack Gallagher – WWE Cruiserweight Championship (Fastlane)
  20. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bobby Roode – NXT Championship (NXT Takeover: San Antonio)
  21. Randy Orton vs. Jinder Mahal – WWE Championship (Backlash)

 

Superstars of 2017 Rankings

  1. AJ Styles
  2. John Cena
  3. The Usos
  4. The New Day
  5. Roman Reigns
  6. Asuka
  7. Sheamus & Cesaro
  8. Kevin Owens
  9. Braun Strowman
  10. The Authors of Pain
  11. Natalya
  12. The Hardy Boyz
  13. Brock Lesnar
  14. Alexa Bliss
  15. #DIY
  16. Jinder Mahal
  17. Ember Moon
  18. Finn Balor
  19. Randy Orton
  20. Baron Corbin
  21. Neville
  22. Bray Wyatt
  23. Samoa Joe
  24. Shinsuke Nakamura
  25. Seth Rollins
  26. Sanity
  27. Andrade Cien Almas
  28. Aliester Black
  29. Bobby Roode
  30. Sami Zayn
  31. Charlotte
  32. Dolph Ziggler

Other Receiving Votes: – The Miz; Enzo Amore; Bayley

 

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