There is no question that 2015 has not been one of the best year's for those in charge of WWE as well as those performing on the main roster.
Looking ahead to 2016, members of the WWE Universe could well see an entirely different year, with several current names on the main roster rumoured to be leaving the company.
Although this would mean making way for a new, fresh batch of WWE wrestlers, predominantly from the NXT developmental brand, it would certainly mean a huge change-up to the story lines seen throughout this year.
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Firstly, possibly the biggest name to have been discussed with regard to leaving the company next year is none other than The Undertaker.
In March of next year, The Dead Man will turn 51 just prior to WrestleMania 32, which happens to be taking place in his home state of Texas.
This would provide the perfect occasion for an emotional send-off should it be the icon's final in-ring appearance, having taken part in several more WWE matches this year than many WWE fans had first thought.
As well as this, another experienced Texan WWE superstar is Mark Henry, who could well be departing the company sometime next year.
Following his memorable speech and memorable pink jacket during his supposed retirement announcement two years ago, 2016 could well prove to be the real year for the World Strongest Man to say his final farewell at WWE.
Retirement aside, there are a number of WWE superstars who the company will look to release, simply because of their own poor booking of the talented wrestlers.
Someone such as Damien Sandow started off 2015 with a huge amount of potential, finding himself as one of the final two contenders in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale at WrestleMania 31 earlier this year.
Sandow eventually fell victim to Big Show during the match and has since been a part of several irrelevant gimmicks, which has ultimately run its course and will no doubt result in Sandow's departure in 2016.
On a more positive note for both WWE and its superstars, a change in proceedings is undoubtedly what the company needs following the heavy criticism it has continually received throughout this year.
There are several hugely talented wrestlers such as Finn Balor and Bayley waiting for their hard-earned call-up to the main roster from NXT, and 2016 could well prove to be their year.
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