Throughout 2016, we have witnessed some of the most memorable moments in WWE history, including the arrival of AJ Styles in the Royal Rumble match, Shane McMahon and Goldberg returning, and the Brand Extension being brought back.
All in all, 2016 has been an exceptional year for WWE, especially from an in-ring standpoint. Never before has a year produced as many Match of the Year candidates as 2016 has for WWE.
However, the year has had its share of moments most of us would like to forget—or have forgotten already—because of their insignificance or horrendous booking. The poor presentation of the Cruiserweight division instantly comes to mind, but it was far from the worst thing to happen to WWE in 2016.
Occasionally, backstage officials begin an angle they eventually don't follow up on, which confuses viewers and insults our intelligence. It has been prominent in the past with WWE, and this year was no exception.
As important as it is to recognize all the company has done well this year, it is equally imperative that their flaws be brought to light as well. Perhaps providing some insight on how they could have been avoided will prevent them from making the same mistakes in 2017.
As has been done every year since 2011, I have composed a list of 25 moments, angles, Superstars and more that qualify as the biggest epic failures of 2016. If you can't recall some of the following things happening, I don't blame you whatsoever.
Since 2008, Graham has been a diehard pro wrestling fan and, in 2010, he combined his passions for WWE and for writing and began writing for Bleacher Report. Equipped with a Bachelor's in Digital Journalism from Endicott College and a Master's in Journalism from Quinnipiac University in progress, Graham has contributed to WhatCulture, Daily DDT, Sports Betting Dime, and Gatehouse Media. Along the way, he has conducted interviews with WWE superstars like Chris Jericho, Adam "Edge" Copeland, Bill Goldberg, Jay "Christian" Reso, Diamond Dallas Page, and Jim Ross to name a few.