5 most surprising WWE moments of 2017
Much like 2016, 2017 was an interesting year for WWE. There were some shocking title wins, big angles, factions united, teams breaking up, and more. Even though Raw and Smackdown may sometimes seem like a drag, there were still many surprises that happened in WWE throughout the year.
As a multitude of reports have stated over time, Vince McMahon does indeed love those shocking moments that will be remembered for quite a long time. With 2017 in the rearview, it is time to count down the top five biggest surprises of 2017.
#5 Kurt Angle & The Shield
This one is a combination of The Shield reuniting, with Kurt Angle joining in. Rumors began circulating a month ahead of the TLC pay-per-view that The Shield might be reuniting. Considering that they originally broke up a little over three years ago, it still felt pretty soon for WWE to do a full-on reunion.
They did indeed reunite, but Roman Reigns was taken out as a result of a "viral infection." Just days before the TLC show, WWE announced that Kurt Angle would be replacing Reigns.
At TLC, and we had ourselves a 5-on-3 TLC match in which Kurt Angle wrestled his first WWE match in over a decade. Nobody knew if Angle was going to be in in-ring shape, what gear he would wear, what music he would come out to, or how he would look. Needless to say, this entire saga felt like a fantasy booking session gone wrong.
"The Shield" ended up winning the match, with Angle sporting his Shield gear.