Every year, there are WWE Superstars who rise above the pack and put together a year full of accomplishments that demand recognition. Some have memorable title reigns, some wrestle in multiple Match of the Year contenders, and some create incredible characters that kept us glued to the screen. And a very few manage to do all of that, and end up at or near the top of this list of the very best of the best, the WWE Superstars we most enjoyed watching in 2016.
10. The New Day
We have to recognize the fact that in 2016 (and a significant part of 2015), The New Day were the Tag Team Champions. And we don’t mean they won the titles a bunch of times, we mean that until the brand split forced Smackdown to create their own champions, The New Day were the only Tag Team Champions in WWE for the entire year. For a record-breaking 470-plus days, The New Day held onto the tag titles like they were welded to their waists, breaking the old record set years ago by Demolition in the process. Certainly, it began stretching belief by the end, as several talented tag teams were denied title reigns while New Day moved ever-closer to setting a new mark, but it’s hard to deny that for much of the year, and for a long time before that, New Day were one of the best reasons to watch WWE programming. They were a seemingly endless font of creativity both in the ring and behind the scenes, they carried a division that for a long time was basically non-existent, and it will be interesting to see if they can re-invent themselves in 2017, whenever their epic reign inevitably comes to an end.