Few companies demand as much patience from their consumers as WWE.
Committing to the product is a gruelling, frustrating grind that'll regularly have you questioning your commitment, such is the volume of complete garbage that makes it to television. This means it's extremely easy to feel negative about the company as a whole. Such bandwagons are contagious, but while, WWE's harshest critics would have you believe the promotion is a disaster, with Raw and SmackDown offering nothing of merit, this just isn't true.
Creative still knock it out of the park from time to time. Their 2017 has been typically inconsistent, but they've scored dozens of triumphs throughout the calendar year, delivering the characters, storylines, matches, and individual moments that remind fans why they persist through trash like Jinder Mahal's WWE Title push in the first place.
The company can't satisfy every demographic at once, but they still know how to reward your patience, provided you're willing to take the good with the bad. With that in mind, let's have a look at some of the very best things to crawl out of WWE's well of creativity in 2017.
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