WWE's inability to make the most of their multi-talented roster is a constant bugbear.
The company have never had such a rich and diverse crop of wrestlers on their books, yet they only ever seem capable of painting a handful in a positive light at any given time. Granted, they can't push everyone at once, but their cack-handed booking has torpedoed countless world-class performers over the years, and 2017 has been no different.
The likes of AJ Styles, Braun Strowman, and Alexa Bliss are soaring. Even Elias, one of the most basic wrestlers in the company, has gotten over through smart, effective booking, but such performers are in the minority. Raw and SmackDown are crammed with performers who aren't half as over as they should be. The star-making machine isn't so much faulty as irreparably broken, and the wreckage can be found strewn across the talent pool.
Each of the names within will be glad to put 2017 in the rear-view. The bookers have let them down, and while 2018 offers the hope of a fresh start, they'll begin the new year with an uphill battle to regain that lost momentum.