Honorable Mention: Nia Jax: She’s squashed everyone who’s stepped in her way since her arrival on RAW in 2016. 2017 may be the year she walks away with the WW RAW Women’s Championship.
5: Rich Swann: He’s got his biggest challenge ahead of him in Adrian Neville.
4: Neville: His win over TJ Perkins this week on RAW, promo on the United States fans and attach on WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann put him in full-fledged heel mode.
3: Sheamus and Cesaro: Their win over The New Day made sure that they went into 2017 as the WWE RAW Tag Team Champions. While they still can’t get along, they’ve come a long way in a short time as a tag team and are tough to beat.
2: Braun Strowman: His decimation of The Shining Stars, Darren Young, Bob Backlund and Bo Dallas and ability to hold his own with Seth Rollins makes him someone to watch out for in 2017.
1: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins: The former Shield members got the last laugh on Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho again this week after Reigns retained his title against Owens.