Top 25 WWE Matches of 2017, AJ Styles Comments, Current & Former WWE Stars Thank Subscribers (Video)

– We noted before that WWE recently hit 20 million subscribers on their YouTube channel. Below is a video with highlights from the channel plus comments from Cathy Kelley, Corey Graves, Michael Cole, Heath Slater, referee John Cone, RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson as their Southpaw Regional Wrestling characters, former WWE Superstar Santino Marella, Tom Phillips, Tyler Breeze and WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, Renee Young and Zack Ryder. Cole notes that he’s been lobbying for a “JBL & Cole Show” reunion for two years now.

– The WWE website has named their top 25 matches of 2017 at this link, featuring comments from editors and some of the WWE Superstars involved. The list, which also features matches from WWE NXT, looks like this:

25. Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro — Intercontinental Championship Match (Raw, Dec. 11)
24. Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho — Triple Threat United States Championship Match (SmackDown LIVE, July 25)
23. Bobby Roode vs. Shinsuke Nakamura — NXT Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Orlando)
22. John Cena vs. AJ Styles vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin — WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match (Elimination Chamber)
21. Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley — Raw Women’s Championship Match (Raw, Feb. 13)
20. Gentleman Jack Gallagher vs. TJP vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Mustafa Ali vs. Noam Dar — Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match (205 Live, Feb. 7)
19. Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns — Universal Championship Match (Royal Rumble)
18. SAnitY vs. The Undisputed ERA vs. The Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong — WarGames Match (NXT TakeOver: WarGames)
17. Finn Bálor vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt — Fatal 5-Way Match (Extreme Rules)
16. Aleister Black vs. The Velveteen Dream (NXT TakeOver: WarGames)
15. Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar — Universal Championship Match (WrestleMania)
14. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins (Raw, May 29)
13. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro & Sheamus — Raw Tag Team Championship Match (WWE No Mercy)
12. Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles (WrestleMania 33)
11. The Usos vs. The New Day — SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match (WWE Battleground)
10. Finn Bálor vs. Seth Rollins vs. The Miz — Triple Threat Match (Raw, May 1)
9. Big Show vs. Braun Strowman (Raw, Feb. 20)
8. The Authors of Pain vs. #DIY vs. The Revival — Triple Threat NXT Tag Team Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Orlando)
7. “The Demon” Finn Bálor vs. AJ Styles (WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs)
6. Asuka vs. Ember Moon — NXT Women’s Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn)
5. Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles — Champion vs. Champion Match (Survivor Series)
4. The New Day vs. The Usos — SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match (SummerSlam Kickoff)
3. Tyler Bate vs. Pete Dunne — WWE United Kingdom Championship Match (NXT TakeOver: Chicago)
2. Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman — Fatal 4-Way Universal Championship Match (SummerSlam)
1. AJ Styles vs. John Cena — WWE Championship Match (Royal Rumble)

The current WWE Champion commented on the #1 match with Cena:

“That rivalry was something people wanted to see and thought would never happen. People knew what they were in store for: Two guys who bring out the best in each other. If you saw me before this match, you’d see a smile on my face because I knew something great was about to happen.”