Championship matches are designed to be a celebration of the top performers in their respective divisions; superstars or teams giving it their all to be recognised as the very best.
And WWE have had some great ones in 2017 - from John Cena making history against AJ Styles at the Royal Rumble in January, to August's hard-hitting fatal 4-way at SummerSlam.
The tag division has also excelled with The New Day and The Usos going to war over the SmackDown belts, only to be eclipsed by The Shield and Cesaro and Sheamus over on RAW.
While Sunday night’s SmackDown-exclusive Clash of Champions pay-per-view did not finish the year’s title programmes with a flourish, it did not deliver any stinkers either, as AJ carried Jinder Mahal to a passable main event, and The Usos and Dolph Zigger picked up big wins.
But other shows in 2017 have not escaped without a blot on their copybook. Whether it was down to nonsensical booking, sub-standard action, or a combination of both, there have been plenty of championship matches in WWE this year that have not lived up to the billing.