10 Absolute Best Matches WWE Could Present In 2017

And they haven't even given them all away already.


The Superstars have been Shaken Up, which - ignoring WWE bluster - basically means that a few like-for-like trades have taken place purely to make each brand less stale. In theory, anyway.

The optimism generated by the Shake-Up was literally trashed on Monday's episode of RAW. So many fans expressed relief that Kalisto had been rescued from the depths of SmackDown and helicoptered into his natural Monday night mainland - but he was booked as actual garbage when Braun Strowman casually (and hilariously) tossed him into a nearby bin during one of his trademark rampages. Elsewhere, the landscape hasn't even changed that much. Strowman has resumed his pre-WrestleMania rivalry with Roman Reigns. The Miz and Dean Ambrose might as well have not swapped brands, given that they are feuding with each other.

That said, the Shake-Up has at least guaranteed that Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton will not contaminate the summer months. Many better matches will emerge from the wake of that funeral of logic.

A notable omission here is AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. That match is the blue brand's best contender for the WrestleMania 34 main event - but knowing WWE, they'll probably bang it out with no build-up on a throwaway Tuesday in June.


Former Power Slam Magazine scribe and author of Development Hell: The NXT Story - available NOW on shop.whatculture.com!