There comes a time when a WWE superstar must call it a day. Be it because of age, an inability to progress, or it simply being time to move on into other areas, there are a number of WWE wrestlers and on air personalities who have little left they can actually offer the company come 2017.
In modern day WWE there are so many young and hungry new superstars who deserve the TV time that stale and outdated acts are taking from them.
2016 has been great on that front for WWE, with A.J. Styles, Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Sami Zayn, Becky Lynch, Finn Balor and Alexa Bliss just some of the new stars WWE have pushed to the forefront. And yet, there are still those employees who linger on and cling to their spot, detracting from some of the best talent the company has to offer.
Here are 10 WWE superstars we think need to call time on their careers in 2017.
It's hard to believe it now but when JBL first stepped into the WWE commentary booth, he was a genuine breath of fresh air and he actually livened up the product.
Nowadays, however, the former Bradshaw has fallen into the trap that far too many on air WWE talent do and rested on his laurels, falling back on stock catchphrases and pop culture references rather than offering any sort of insight into what is happening in the ring. Given that JBL is a former WWE champion (we try and forget his terrible title reign but it did happen), we'd like to hear more analysis of what being in the ring is actually like, rather than lame jokes.
The thing is, with the likes of Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, Tom Phillips and now Austin Aries breathing down his neck, you'd think JBL would step up his game. Instead, his position is so protected that JBL seemingly feels no need to improve. We really wish he'd just step away from the desk gracefully in 2017.