Wrestling’s 4 Corners: January 17th – January 23rd

Every week, Aaron George watches Raw, NXT, Smackdown and Impact and breaks down what worked, what didn’t and what upset him on a profound level. All in a convenient Top 4 format.

Week 3 – January 17th – January 23rd

A bit of a programming note: I feel incredibly ashamed that I didn’t include Ring of Honor in the original concept for 4 Corners. So as of this week they’re in! We’ll use their Saturday show to start the week, otherwise there’s no way I’ll be able to watch the shows for my deadline. We’ll still keep to the top 4 lists though, otherwise we’d have to change the whole concept to top 5 and that would make our already flawed concept a flawed copycat. As much as I love and respect cats I just don’t want to go there….

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Because they’re the home of real wrestling…

The Top 4 Matches of The Week:

4. Daniel Bryan Vs Kane – SMACKDOWN

3. Jay Briscoe Vs Matt Taven – ROH TV

2. Frankie Kazarian Vs Cedric Alexander – ROH TV

1. Hideo Itami Vs Tyler Breeze – NXT

The Bottom 4 Matches of The Week

4. Natalya/Paige Vs Summer Rae/Alicia Fox – RAW

3. The Miz Vs Jey Uso – RAW 

2. Kota Vs Tigre Uno – IMPACT

1. Gail Kim Vs Havok – IMPACT

The Top 4 Promos/Skits

4. Lesnar, Triple H, Stephanie, Cena and Rollins confrontation to open Raw – RAW

3. Sami Zayn demands William Regal give him Kevin Owens – NXT

2. Alberto El Patron is not a fucking sports entertainer – ROH TV

1. The Big Show intimidates legends – RAW

The Bottom 4 Promos/Skits

4. FrankenLashley WANTS.HIS.TITLE – IMPACT

3.  Erik Rowan takes a lot of pauses, but he knows who he is – SMACKDOWN

2. Roman Reigns “Apparently Big Show is a giant… ‘ – SMACKDOWN

1. The entire Feast or Fired reality show. Special mention to how awful Robbie E was – IMPACT

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You can’t tell, but he’s at a disco…

The 4 Best Performers

4. Tyler Breeze – NXT

3. Frankie Kazarian – ROH TV

2. Daniel Bryan – RAW/SMACKDOWN

1. Hideo Itami – NXT

The 4 Worst Performers

4. Summer Rae – RAW

3. James Storm – IMAPCT

2. Curtis Axel – NXT

1. Robbie E – IMPACT

4 Great Little Moments

4. Ambrose still selling the leg injury from two weeks ago – RAW

3. Seth Rollins’ taunts to Cena as they wait for him to enter the match – RAW

2. Luke Harper: “You can send anyone you want, but don’t send anyone you want back” – SMACKDOWN

1. “Are you here to fix this or are you here to fight?” Brock Lesnar to HHH – RAW

4 Moments that angered/embarrassed me

4. The New New Day entrance is even more cringe inducing – RAW

3. James Storm is the god damn worst character in wrestling – IMPACT

2. How John Cena sells a countout spot. Dead until nine then jumps right up into the ring – RAW

1. Three smiling begging faces looking directly into the camera pleading with me to order the network – RAW

4 Great Chants/Signs

4. Sign: “We were promised jetpacks” – SMACKDOWN

3. Chant: “We Want Sasha Banks!” – SMACKDOWN

2. When El Patron asked why he left WWE one guy shouted “Vince Sucks!” – ROH TV

1. Sign: “Roman Empire” how are they not using that exact phrase? – RAW

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How is this guy in Magic Mike?

4 Times I Genuinely Laughed

4. “I don’t come to where you work and tell you how to kill defenseless animals” HHH to Michaels – RAW

3. “We are probably responsible for everything great that has ever been created” Kevin Nash – RAW

2. “What kind of show are you running?” Nash to HHH – RAW

1. The drummer bit capped with the bugle. All of it. – RAW

The 4 Best Spots

4. Cesaro holds a vertical suplex with one arm while Kidd jumps on him – RAW

3. Hideo Itami’s “fighting spirit” segment – NXT

2. Donovan Dijak’s “Feast Your Eyes” – ROH TV

1. Kazarian’s sling shot DDT on Cedric Alexander – ROH TV

4 Questions

4. Why would The Authority offer Cena the chance to win their jobs back?

3. Was Ric Flair fined for calling WWE professional sports?

2. What’s wrong with Robbie E? Mentally challenged? Why is he happy his girlfriend is fired?

1. How many balls are in that damn tumbler?

Rank These Shows Already Asshole

5. IMPACT WRESTLING

4. MONDAY NIGHT RAW

3. SMACKDOWN

2. NXT

1. ROH TV

Year To Date Show Ranking

With Ring of Honor joining us this week the point system changes a little. Since they missed the first two weeks we’ll give them everyone’s average to start, which is 5 points.

It’s a point system, 1st pace gets 5 pts, 2nd gets 4 pts, 3rd gets 3 pts, 4th gets 2 pts and last gets 1. We add them up every week. I think everyone understands this concept at this point…

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Remember when I was good?

Show

5. SMACKDOWN (6)
4. MONDAY NIGHT RAW (6)
3. IMPACT WRESTLING (7)
2. ROH TV(10)
1. NXT(11)

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Coming soon!

Best Performer

4. DANIEL BRYAN/SAMI ZAYN/SETH ROLLINS(3)
3. HIDEO ITAMI(4)
2. MVP(4)
1. ADRIAN NEVILLE(4)

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I take acting classes.

Worst Performer

4. JAMES STORM(4)
3. JBL(4)
2. MICHAEL COLE(6)
1. ROMAN REIGNS(6)

Thanks for reading! Check us out next week for more 4 Corners!

Author: Aaron George

Aaron is a classically trained Shakespearean actor by day who fulfils his culture quotient by watching wrestling by night. He has two sons a great wife and once explored the sewers in his hometown.