Wrestling’s 4 Corners: January 24th – January 30th

Every week, Aaron George watches Raw, NXT, Smackdown, ROH 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 4 January 24th – January 30th

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Way more over than Roman Reigns. Better in the ring????

The Top 4 Matches of The Week:

4. The Beer City Bruiser Vs Mikey Webb – ROH TV

3. Taryn Terrell Vs Gail Kim Vs Madison Rayne Knockout’s Championship – IMPACT

2. Alberto El Patron Vs Christopher Daniels – ROH TV

1. Adrian Neville Vs Tyson Kidd – NXT

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This angle is helping no one!!!

The Bottom 4 Matches of The Week

4. Charlotte/Bayley Vs Sasha Banks/Becky Lynch – NXT

3. Baron Corbin Vs Bull Dempsey – NXT

2. The Ascension Vs Goldust/Stardust – SMACKDOWN

1. Roman Reigns Vs The Big Show – SMACKDOWN

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See??? We care sometimes!

The Top 4 Promos/Skits

4. Rusev thinks John Cena has no heart and is finished – SMACKDOWN

3. John Cena’s old veteran promo (until the nipple jokes…) – SMACKDOWN

2. Bray Wyatt asks what makes you smile – SMACKDOWN

1. Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens fill a contract signing with intensity and credibility – NXT

The Bottom 4 Promos/Skits

4. Charlotte threatens to destroy Bayley – NXT

3. Magnus and Bram have a parlay in a bar. What am I watching here? – IMPACT

2. The Bellas mock obnoxious Paige’s appearance – SMACKDOWN

1. HHH opens Smackdown with a big middle finger to the fans. Also isn’t he the heel. Good thing he gets to be the asshole heel and the funny guy….and the toughest guy… and the latin guy… – SMACKDOWN

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Making titles mean something for the first time since…. Jesus I can’t even remember…

The 4 Best Performers

4. Tyson Kidd – NXT/SMACKDOWN

3. Alberto El Patron – ROH

2. Kevin Owens – NXT

1. Adrian Neville – NXT

The 4 Worst Performers

4. Bobby Roode – IMPACT

3. The Big Show – SMACKDOWN

2. Roman Reigns – SMACKDOWN

1. Michael Cole – SMACKDOWN

4 Great Little Moments

4. Pen to the head of Sami Zayn – NXT

3. Tyson Kidd’s facts and cats tights and boots – SMACKDOWN

2. Adrian Neville doesn’t look at the ref for his kickouts – NXT

1. Kevin Owens explains why a title is important – NXT

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Vince, Cole and Hunter leaving the Royal Rumble. Reigns is in the trunk…

4 Moments that angered/embarrassed me

4. Cole, Saxton and King calling Reigns one legged when he isn’t bothering to sell the leg – SMACKDOWN

3. Cole having the balls to say Roman Reigns is getting a “mixed” reaction – SMACKDOWN

2. WWE playing off their horrible choices as controversy – SMACKDOWN

1. HHH: “If there’s one thing we don’t like in WWE it’s being told what to do” So true Hunter. So True – SMACKDOWN

4 Great Chants/Signs

4. Chant: “Si!! Si! Si!” – ROH TV

3. Chant: “Thank you Regal!” – NXT

2. Sign: “Vader Time!” Still? – IMPACT

1. Sign: “Suffering Soccotash Reigns won!” – SMACKDOWN

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They keep telling me I’m too good for the main roster!!!

4 Times I Genuinely Laughed

4. R-Truth: The Yolk’s on you – SMACKDOWN

3. Kane invoking the image of the River Styx – SMACKDOWN

2. Sasha Banks mocks Bayley’s pose over her beaten body – NXT

1. William Regal: “I’m not going to let this contract signing end up like every other contract singing in WWE” – NXT

The 4 Best Spots

4. Austin Aries counters spear into Last Chauncery – IMPACT

3. Charlotte’s bridge figure four – NXT

2. Beer City Bruiser sommersault off the apron – ROH TV 

1. Charlotte’s split duck into bridged roll up (I’m not sure what to call it) – NXT

4 Questions

4. A board with nails Abyss??? Can we stretch the believability any further?

3. Is the WWE just telling everyone that it’s not worth it to cheer for Bryan any more?

2. How does it help the Ascension to only win because the other team is fighting?

1. Has there ever been a wrestling company whose two top faces were both heels?

Rank These Shows Already Asshole

5. SMACKDOWN

4. RAW

3. IMPACT

2. ROH TV

1. NXT

Year To Date Show Ranking

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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Where these guys started. It’s the same show right?

Show

5. SMACKDOWN (7)
4. MONDAY NIGHT RAW (8)
3. IMPACT WRESTLING (10)
2. ROH TV(14)
1. NXT(16)

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Enjoy this ugly fuck while you can.

Best Performer

4. SETH ROLLINS/SAMI ZAYN (3)
3. HIDEO ITAMI (4)
2. MVP (4)
1. ADRIAN NEVILLE (8)

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This ugly fuck will be with us till the end of time.

Worst Performer

4. CURTIS AXEL (3)
3. JBL/JAMES STORM/ROBBIE E (4)
2. ROMAN REIGNS (9)
1. MICHAEL COLE (10)

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.