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Top WWE Superstars & Jobbers: 2017 Week 52

2017 is over, and here are the final rankings

by Owen Douglass | December 29, 2017


Each week, we look through the win-loss records of the WWE Superstars during the year to see who really are the best and worst, if wins and losses actually mattered. You can view more over in our Statistics section. You can also help support us by subscribing to our Patreon.

2017 has come to a close, and Monday begins a fresh year of win/loss rankings. So we've compiled all the data from the past 52 weeks to give the final standings for the superstars of Raw, SmackDown, 205 Live, and NXT.

Please note that people heading into the end of the year with injuries or not being actively on the rosters play a part in this, so that's why people like Neville and Noam Dar are missing. Also the yearly peaks and weeks in the Top 10 only apply to their current brand, so those reset if they change in the middle of the year.

Top Raw Superstars of 2017

# Superstar W-L-D Yr Peak Weeks
1 Finn Bálor 25-9-1 1 38
2 Braun Strowman 21-9-3 1 42
3 Seth Rollins 27-17-1 2 39
4 Samoa Joe 19-10-2 4 41
5 Roman Reigns 24-16-1 4 15
6 Scott Dawson 9-4-0 6 9
7 Brock Lesnar 5-1-0 5 25
8 Jason Jordan 21-19-0 4 17
9 Kane 4-2-1 8 4
10 Elias 15-14-0 3 25
11 Matt Hardy 15-14-0 2 38
12 Bray Wyatt 13-12-0 5 12
13 Dash Wilder 10-9-0 4 12
14 Apollo Crews 12-14-1 7 7
15 Rhyno 11-13-0 9 1
16 Heath Slater 11-15-0 - -
17 Goldust 1-6-0 - -
18 Luke Gallows 17-24-0 3 11
19 Karl Anderson 16-24-0 2 18
20 Sheamus 18-27-1 8 5


Finn Bálor ended up as the top superstar for Raw this year, though he was injured during the opening months of it. Braun Strowman traded spots with him quite a few times near the end, but Strowman still comes away with the Iron Man Award for the most weeks in the Top 10, having only missed 10 weeks.

Top SmackDown Superstars of 2017

# Superstar W-L-D Yr Peak Weeks
1 AJ Styles 26-16-2 1 32
2 Bobby Roode 13-5-0 1 19
3 Randy Orton 22-15-1 1 48
4 Jimmy Uso 19-12-0 1 43
5 Shinsuke Nakamura 17-10-0 1 31
6 Shelton Benjamin 9-3-0 4 12
7 Jey Uso 17-13-0 4 41
8 Kofi Kingston 13-10-0 3 24
9 Chad Gable 15-13-1 1 34
10 Xavier Woods 11-9-0 3 29
11 Kevin Owens 22-21-0 4 6
12 Jinder Mahal 19-18-0 3 26
13 Rowan 6-5-2 - -
14 Big E 12-13-0 1 29
15 Harper 7-11-2 - -
16 Mojo Rawley 8-13-1 2 29
17 Sin Cara 4-9-0 - -
18 Samir Singh 0-5-0 - -
19 Sunil Singh 0-5-0 - -
20 Tye Dillinger 8-14-1 3 10


The current WWE Champion AJ Styles is SmackDown's top superstar, and it makes sense since it is "The House that AJ Styles Built." However, Randy Orton takes The Iron Man Award, which is mostly due to him winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania and then feuding with Jinder Mahal for most of the summer.

Top Cruiserweights of 2017

# Superstar W-L-D Yr Peak Weeks
1 Cedric Alexander 39-14-0 1 37
2 Akira Tozawa 34-11-1 1 48
3 Mustafa Ali 30-21-0 3 48
4 Kalisto 24-15-1 3 13
5 Gran Metalik 20-13-0 5 46
6 Hideo Itami 7-5-1 6 2
7 Jack Gallagher 22-25-0 1 52
8 TJP 20-23-0 4 52
9 Lince Dorado 10-16-0 9 8
10 Enzo Amore 16-23-1 8 13
11 Drew Gulak 12-35-0 2 18
12 Tony Nese 18-43-0 9 3
13 Ariya Daivari 11-42-1 1 7


Neville, Rich Swann, and Austin Aries were focal points of the division in 2017, but none of them lasted until the end of the year. So by default Cedric Alexander took the top spot, but Jack Gallagher and TJP both share the Iron Man Award for making the Top 10 every single week.

Top NXT Superstars of 2017

# Superstar W-L-D Yr Peak Weeks
1 Aleister Black 13-1-0 1 39
2 Rezar 9-2-2 1 47
3 Angelo Dawkins 7-0-0 3 11
4 Montez Ford 7-0-0 4 7
5 Andrade "Cien" Almas 11-5-0 3 21
6 Akam 9-3-2 1 48
7 The Velveteen Dream 7-1-0 3 35
8 Otis Dozovic 7-2-0 6 39
9 Tucker Knight 7-2-0 7 32
10 Lars Sullivan 7-4-0 10 2
11 Killian Dain 7-5-2 4 42
12 Bobby Fish 3-1-1 - -
13 Kyle O'Reilly 3-1-1 - -
14 Kassius Ohno 7-6-0 - -
15 Adam Cole 2-1-2 - -


The weird thing about NXT is that the top stars early in the year end up moving to the main roster, clearing their records in these rankings. However, a lot of the year did belong to Aleister Black, who has held the top position for quite a while and had an undefeated record until the final week. Akam of The Authors of Pain is the Iron Man Award winner since that team has pretty much run the NXT tag division for the entire year.

Top Female Superstars of 2017

# Superstar Brand W-L-D Yr Peak Weeks
1 Asuka RAW 16-0-1 1 48
2 Ember Moon NXT 12-4-1 2 43
3 Sasha Banks RAW 25-18-1 1 37
4 Sonya Deville RAW 7-3-1 4 33
5 Paige RAW 4-0-0 5 4
6 Nia Jax RAW 20-17-0 1 49
7 Mandy Rose RAW 3-0-0 7 3
8 Bayley RAW 19-17-1 2 35
9 Nikki Cross NXT 7-5-2 5 38
10 Kairi Sane NXT 3-1-0 9 6
11 Charlotte Flair SD 20-19-2 6 7
12 Carmella SD 12-11-2 1 49
13 Naomi SD 13-13-1 1 38
14 Bianca Belair NXT 1-1-1 - -
15 Reina Gonzalez NXT 0-1-1 - -


It was pretty obvious that the undefeated Asuka would take this award, and with her moving to the main roster and having more weekly matches it made it even more clear. Carmella and Nia Jax share the Iron Man Award for only missing 3 weeks in the Top 10, with Carmella's misses coming really late.

Top Jobbers

# Superstar Brand W-L-D Weeks
1 Curt Hawkins RAW 0-32-0 36
2 Ariya Daivari RAW 11-42-1 32
3 Tony Nese RAW 18-43-0 44
4 Drew Gulak RAW 12-35-0 19
5 Bo Dallas RAW 4-18-0 32
6 Mickie James RAW 8-20-1 9
7 Titus O'Neil RAW 5-16-0 28
8 Zack Ryder SD 1-11-0 2
9 Curtis Axel RAW 6-16-0 1
10 Rusev SD 8-18-1 1
11 Baron Corbin SD 14-24-1 8
12 Cesaro RAW 18-28-1 12
13 Konnor SD 1-10-0 9
14 Viktor SD 1-10-0 9
15 Sami Zayn SD 17-26-0 1


Curt Hawkins' whole gimmick is being a jobber who is on a losing streak, and now he can officially take the title of Top Jobber with his 0-32-0 television record this year. With Noam Dar and Dolph Ziggler being inactive,Tony Nese is the one left to take the Iron Man Award.


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Owen Douglass is a co-founder of ProWrestling.Cool and one of the hosts of the Heel Turn podcast. With over 20 years of wrestling experience, there isn't much that shocks him these days.

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