There are a little under eight weeks left in 2016, and I for one am excited about what 2017 will bring to WWE and the wrestling business. New performers, new feuds and potentially a surprise or two. It really has the possibility of being the best that the WWE has had to show its fans in five years. I’m not exaggerating.
When I look at the current rosters and the current storylines, I worry WWE has basically blown it, in terms of making wrestling fun again. The matches are better, and the story building for the blue brand has been exceptional. There is more intrigue in the brand than there has been for some time.
However, this is just the beginning. If the McMahons want to capitalise on Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles and Dean Ambrose as well as the new array of stars, there has to be more to come. Finn Balor will soon return. Samoa Joe may finally get called to the big show, and Bayley may find women’s gold.
That’s a great start.
But I want more. Here are five shocking things that could happen to help WWE’s ratings in 2017.
#1 A divorce made in heaven
While WWE has taken great pains not to incorporate a storyline, between Triple and Stephanie McMahon. When Triple H came out to “hand” Kevin Owens the Universal Title, it looked like it might lead to a confrontation between the happy couple.
Nothing has come of it. But if it did, it could be the storyline of the year. WWE has had great success when the McMahons take on the McMahons. A little bit of anger between the loving couple is a good thing – especially when ratings are involved. A storyline like this for next year, with something controversial, could make Raw, must-see television once again.