Week of January 2, 2017
2016 has been an incredible year for the world of professional wrestling. For all of the complaining about storyline directions and favourites not being pushed, you really need to stand back and take a look at the big picture.
Compare the number of “indie” performers in the company today versus a year ago… TWO years ago… TEN years ago! It’s crazy how the industry has changed so much in a relatively short period of time. Are everybody’s indie darlings still getting pushed to the moon? No, but the fact that they’re in WWE to begin with should be something everybody can be satisfied with. That wouldn’t be the case a decade ago.
This brings me to choosing my Male Performer of the Year. But first, let’s take a look at the numerous other candidates who had fantastic years in 2016…