Lita Also Booted From Pre-shows, NXT Going Live? WWE’s Top Matches of 2016

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Lita Booted Following Pre-show Reshuffle

Lita joins fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler in the nothing to do club, as she has also been removed from the pre-shows and PPV panel segments. The pre-shows have now been shortened and will reportedly be hosted by Booker T and Charly Caruso.

Lawler is not happy with the situation and has been Tweeting and re-Tweeting fan support:

WWE Considering Live NXT Next Year

Although it is far off from being a done deal, the Wrestling Observer notes that WWE have at least considered making NXT a live show each week in 2017. There would however be numerous cost and logistical setbacks that might not be worthwhile.

WWE Matches of the Year

There is now a 2016 match of the year collection on the WWE Network. Here’s how things shape up:

1) Royal Rumble: Dean Ambrose vs. Kevin Owens (Last Man Standing Match for the Intercontinental Championship)

2) NXT TakeOver: Dallas: The Revival vs. American Alpha (NXT Tag Team Championship)

3) NXT TakeOver: Dallas: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Sami Zayn

4) WrestleMania 32: Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch (Women’s Championship)

5) Raw (04/04/2016): AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho vs. Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens (#1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Title)

6) Extreme Rules: The Miz vs. Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens vs. and Cesaro (Intercontinental Championship)

7) Extreme Rules: Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles (Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship)

8) Battleground: Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens

9) Cruiserweight Classic (S01 E04) – Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa

10) Cruiserweight Classic (S01 E05) – Kota Ibushi vs. Cedric Alexander

11) NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II – The Revival vs. DIY (NXT Tag Team Championship)

12) NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe (NXT Championship)

13) SummerSlam – John Cena vs. AJ Styles

14) SummerSlam – Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor (WWE Universal Championship)

15) Raw (08/29/2016) – Kevin Owens vs. Big Cass vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns (WWE Universal Championship)

16) Backlash – AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose (WWE World Championship)

17) Cruiserweight Classic (S01 E10) – Kota Ibushi vs. TJ Perkins

18) Clash of Champions – Sheamus vs. Cesaro (Best of Seven Series: Match #7)

19) Raw (10/03/2016) – Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte (RAW Women’s Championship)

20) No Mercy – Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz (Intercontinental Championship)