2017 was an interesting year as far as WWE pushes go.
Roman Reigns remains the company’s focus, but spent most of the calendar away from the main event scene, allowing guys like Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe to step into headlining spots on the back of strong Raw pushes. On SmackDown, Jinder Mahal was an unlikely WWE Champion for close to six months, while the likes of AJ Styles and Kevin Owens spent long periods on the midcard.
Pushes aren’t always reflected in a wrestlers’ win/loss record, though. Strowman might be Raw’s biggest attraction, but he’s nowhere to be found on the top 10, and neither are the likes of Styles and Randy Orton. Interestingly, there’s not a single woman here either, but not by design: WWE generally did a poor job of presenting their top female stars as dominant this year, with most falling to 50/50 booking.
For accuracy’s sake, only main roster stars with 20 or more televised bouts have been included (thus ruling the 16-0-1 Asuka out). Wrestlers are ranked according to their win percentage, with total victories, then draws, used as tie-breakers when required.
With those criteria in mind, let’s run through WWE’s 2017 league table…