Between the signings of AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura and the returns of Shane McMahon and Goldberg, WWE had an incredible influx of talent in 2016. The bar was set pretty high coming into the new year, and although 2017 is not yet over, it's safe to safe WWE definitely delivered when it came to bringing in even more notable names.
WWE constantly scouts wrestlers from across the globe, and in addition to breeding stars from scratch (such as Sonya Deville and Lars Sullivan), they aren't shy about taking talent from other promotions such as Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, or New Japan. That would have been unheard of years ago, but officials are finally coming to the conclusion that there's nothing wrong with featuring superstars that they themselves didn't create.
It may eventually come to a point where there will be no more world renowned wrestlers left for the company to bring in. At present, it's still surreal to see these stars pop up in WWE.
Regardless of whether they arrived on the WWE scene for the first time or made a comeback after years away from the company, these were WWE's top 10 biggest signings of 2017.
Graham Mirmina (aka Graham “GSM” Matthews) joined Hidden Remote in March 2015. Additionally, he has been a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report since May 2010 and also contributes work to WhatCulture. An Endicott College alumnus, he is currently pursuing his master's in Digital Journalism at Quinnipiac University, in addition to working as a freelance sports writer. His ultimate goal is to one day write for WWE.