Top 10 WWE Matches of 2017
It has been a Phenomenal year for WWE in 2017. Let's take a look at the top-rated WWE matches of 2017.
2017 has been a year of up and downs for WWE and while it may not have been the best of years, it certainly wasn't one of the worst. The company brought a whole host of new stars up to the main roster from NXT and added good quality of wrestlers from the independent circuit.
The year has ended on a high for WWE and Wrestling fans. There were a lot of Glorious moments in 2017. Let's take a look at the 10 best rated WWE matches of 2017.
#10 Brock Lesnar Vs AJ Styles at Survivor Series
They don't call AJ Styles "The Phenomenal One" for nothing.
Brock Lesnar defeated AJ Styles in a "Champion vs Champion" match. This was actually a last-minute booking. The original plan was to have Brock Lesnar fight Jinder Mahal, but a number of factors colluded to kill that. The fans hated the idea. They widely perceive Mahal as a transitional WWE champion, who only attained his spot because WWE has a growing Indian audience.
Soon after that, Mahal dropped the WWE championship, and AJ Styles, the man who won it from him, was slotted in Mahal's place at Survivor Series. Lesnar and Styles only had a week to plan out their confrontation. Complicating matters, Lesnar has a reputation for "laziness," depending on his opponent.
The match started as all Lesnar matches do, with complete and utter physical domination.This was followed by several suplexes, after which Lesnar took his time, stood around, and smirked. Typically most wrestlers eat suplex after suplex before taking an F-5 and getting pinned. But AJ Styles is not most wrestlers. After an initial wave of Lesnar dominance, Styles wove a classic David and Goliath tale for the rest of the match.
Ultimately, Lesnar's brute strength won the day. To escape from the Calf Crusher, he pounded Styles's head into the mat multiple times.Then, he caught Styles mid-air to finish the match with an F-5. Throughout all this, Lesnar never forgot to sell his injured leg.