What a year 2016 was for wrestling. It saw famous returns to the ring, incredible underdog stories, unlikely contracts and stunning matches. It was the year PPVs came thick and fast, WWE split in two again and Matt Hardy emerged as the most surprising, most entertaining MVP of the year. Anyone who claims they predicted that back in January last year is a plain liar.
We can expect more of the same in 2017, with WWE looking to cement their position in Europe with strides into UK wrestling, refining their main product with less PPVs and increasing their development roster by hoovering up as much emerging talent as they can possibly get into the Performance Centre. Will they get Roman Reigns truly over? Will they give Bray Wyatt something good to do? Will Dolph Ziggler meaningfully break out of the midcard? These are the questions that will rule the waves.
But you fans want more than that, you continue to want to see what goes on behind the scenes and in wrestlers' private lives. What bikinis they're wearing. What nutritional supplements they're hawking. How much better than lives are... And luckily, that's what Instagram is for.
Happy New Year from WWE Instagram land. After a hiatus, we're back to share the best and most revealing social media posts from the land of pro wrestling. Couldn't keep us down that long.
This was the week in WWE Instagram...