Though it felt long at two hours, the three matches helped make this a pretty good way to kick off the 2017 Royal Rumble.
A couple of good Hell in a Cell matches make this a decent show.
The cruiserweights kick off Hell in a Cell in a fine fashion.
This year’s No Mercy was pretty good, with the good matches being very good. The placement of matches seemed odd, but that didn’t hurt the show too much.
A big eight-man tag match featuring American Alpha, Hype Bros, The Vaudevillains, and The Ascension served as a good warmup for the second SmackDown Live PPV.
This year’s Clash of Champions was entertaining enough, but nothing seemed to get resolved in any of the storylines going into it.
Alicia Fox takes on Nia Jax during a fine kickoff show.
The best of Backlash wasn’t as good as the best of Summer Slam, but this was an enjoyable show and a good start to the brand exclusive PPVs.
A good kickoff with a surprisingly good match between Baron Corbin and Apollo Crews.
This year’s Summer Slam was entertaining, though for the matches that delivered on the hype, there were others that didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Sheamus and Cesaro start their best-of-seven series in a match that highlights a nice warm-up for Summer Slam.
A long and entertaining show highlighted by two good matches featuring long histories. There was some down time in the show, but the good outweighed the not as good.
Renee Young and the panel talk about the matches at Battleground, Daniel Bryan and Mick Foley are in the Social Media Lounge, and The Usos face Breezango in an entertaining match.
An uneven show with some average matches, two pretty bad matches, and two really great matches. If nothing else, this show is worthwhile for the Intercontinental and World Heavyweight title matches.
Fastlane was a mixed show. It had some very good matches, but it also had some not so great matches and very strange booking.
The Fastlane Kickoff show features a two out of three falls match for the US Title that was good enough to be on Fastlane, but might have been better on the kickoff show since it got more time. Plus the usual pre-show analysis and AJ Styles answering questions in the Social Media Lounge.
As a complete show, the 2016 Royal Rumble started strong and lost some steam as it went along. As a match, it seemed reminiscent of years past, which isn’t always a good thing.
Predictions are made and a fatal four way tag team match is held to determine two of the spots in the Royal Rumble match.
The last WWE show of the year and the last Smackdown on the SyFy channel brought some entertaining matches that didn’t mean much for stories, but were a pretty good diversion.
RAW starts early with a pre-show from inside the venue and some Slammy Awards are given out.