Time flies, as we are almost a third of the way through 2016 already. WrestleMania has come and gone, and May has two pay per views with Payback and Extreme Rules on the horizon. So far this year we have had the Royal Rumble, Fastlane, and WrestleMania. There have been some great moments and there have been some bad moments. The "Road To WrestleMania" this year was fairly lackluster, but the product has turned a corner since then.
For some wrestlers in the WWE, 2016 has been a big year. Roman Reigns won his third WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania by defeating Triple H, AJ Styles made his long-awaited WWE debut at the Royal Rumble, and just a few short months later he challenged Reigns at Payback for the championship. Also, The New Day have continued their lengthy tag team title reign - though there is finally now competition from two upstart teams originally from NXT.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be on top all at once, and this article is going to take a look at 15 WWE superstars who have not had the best start to 2016. This list includes one guy with a great WrestleMania moment, only for it to be taken from him the next night. It also includes some newer wrestlers from NXT who just have not gained traction. The list also includes a couple of wrestlers that had promising starts only to be derailed by injury. Take a look at the following list and let us know in the comments who you agree with and who I may have left out.
15 Zack Ryder
13 Bo Dallas
11 The Ascension
8 Adam Rose
7 Luke Harper
6 Alicia Fox
5 Titus O'Neil
3 King Barrett
1 Tyler Breeze
Tyler Breeze made his long awaited debut on the main roster in October 2015 after a great run in NXT. Though he was never NXT Champion, he was in the main event picture and had great matches on a consistent basis. No one has had a worse 2016 than Breeze, though. Starting from January 11th of this year, he lost over 20 straight televised matches, finally breaking the streak this week on Monday Night Raw. This was due to being in the doghouse for leaving a show early even though he was approved to do so. As I previously mentioned, there is the possibility that he will be in a faction with Cody Rhodes and Tye Dillinger, and anything is a step up from his start to this year.
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