This doesn’t appear to be anything official - heck, The Slammys don’t even seem to exist any more - but seeing as these things pretty much just exist to generate debate, let’s take WWE Network’s “2017 Match of the Year” collection as a starting point for discussion.
Here’s their playlist for the collection, set to debut on the streaming service on Monday, Dec. 4 (via PWInsider):
- John Cena vs. AJ Styles for the WWE championship, Royal Rumble, Jan. 29
- Jack Gallagher vs. Noam Dar vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali vs TJ Perkins in a Fatal 5Way Elimination match, 205 Live, Feb. 7
- Luke Harper vs. Randy Orton, Elimination Chamber, Feb. 12
- Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s championship, Raw, Feb. 13
- Authors of Pain vs. The Revival vs. #DIY for the NXT Tag Team titles, TakeOver: Orlando, April 1
- Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg for the Universal championship, WrestleMania, April 2
- Finn Bálor vs. The Miz vs. Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat to determine the #1 contender for the Intercontinental title, Raw, May 1
- Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne for the United Kingdom championship, TakeOver: Chicago, May 20
- #DIY vs. Authors of Pain in a Ladder Match for the NXT Tag Team titles, TakeOver: Chicago, May 20
- Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton for the WWE championship, Backlash, June 4
- Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns vs. Finn Bálor in an Extreme Rules Fatal 5Way to determine the #1 contender for the Universal title, Extreme Rules, June 4
- Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe, Raw, June 19
- Bayley, Nia Jax, Mickie James, Dana Brooke, Emma and Sasha Banks in a Gauntlet Match to determine the #1 contender for the Raw Women’s championship, Raw, June 26
- Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Carmella, Tamina and Natalya in a Money in the Bank ladder match, SmackDown, June 27
- Nikki Cross vs. Asuka in a Last Woman Standing match for the NXT Women’s title, NXT, June 28
- AJ Styles vs. Chad Gable, SmackDown, July 4
- Shinsuke Nakamura vs. John Cena, SmackDown, Aug. 1
- Johnny Gargano vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas, TakeOver: Brooklyn III, Aug. 19
- The Usos vs. The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team championship, SummerSlam Kickoff, Aug. 20
- Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar, Fatal 4Way for the Universal title, SummerSlam, Aug. 20
- Braun Strowman vs. Big Show in a Steel Cage match, Raw, Sept. 4
- Toni Storm vs. Kairi Sane, Mae Young Classic semi-final (episode 8), Sept. 4
- Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. The Bar for the Raw Tag Team championship, No Mercy, Sept. 24
- Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon in a Falls Count Anywhere Hell in a Cell match, Hell in a Cell, Oct. 8
- Enzo Amore vs. Kalisto in a Lumberjack match for the Cruiserweight title, Raw, Oct. 9
Obviously, there’s not a full twelve months worth of matches here - or the mixologists at the Network weren’t that impressed with the last six or seven weeks worth of action.
But there’s more than enough to get you talking. So... what do you think of their list? What’s missing? Which are the most ridiculous inclusions?
Sound off below, Cagesiders.