Wrestling’s 4 Corners: January 30th – February 6th

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 5 January 30th – February 6th

big show
I won my first match of the year this week!!!

 

The Top 4 Matches of The Week:

4. Awesome Kong Vs Havok – IMPACT

3. Daniel Bryan Vs Seth Rollins – RAW

2. Finn Balor Vs Hideo Itami – NXT

1. Jay Lethal Vs ACH Vs Matt Sydal – ROH TV

havok
“The Harlot Slayer” Awesome.

 

The Bottom 4 Matches of The Week

4. Roman Reigns Vs The Big Show – RAW

3. Moose Vs The Romantic Touch – ROH TV

2. Carmella Vs Emma – NXT

1. Paige Vs Alicia Fox – RAW

bray wyatt
I can win this one without even stepping foot in the building.

 

The Top 4 Promos/Skits

4. Dean Ambrose wants his face on the wall – RAW

3. Rollins says Reigns is afraid of HIM – RAW

2. MVP doesn’t want to see anyone get hurt – IMPACT

1. Bray Wyatt is the dragon/Spirit Of Perpetual Negation – RAW/Smackdown

bellas
The absolute worst since 2008…

 

The Bottom 4 Promos/Skits

4. Denzel Cena will never give up – RAW

3. Curtis Axel wants justice!!! – RAW

2. Curtis Axel introduces us to AxelMania – SMACKDOWN

1. The Bellas on commentary make me want to punch through my TV – RAW

lethal
YOU’RE A VERY GOOD WRESTLER!!!

 

The 4 Best Performers

4. Daniel Bryan

3. Matt Sydal

2. ACH

1. Jay Lethal

JBLEDDIE
The “Zombies” are coming…

 

The 4 Worst Performers

4. Brie Bella

3. Nikki Bella

2. Curtis Axel

1. JBL

4 Great Little Moments

4. The sweet color coordination of the BDC (awful name) – IMPACT

3. The way Rusev gets his leg extra high to stomp down on his opponents – RAW

2. Jay Lethal explains to ACH and Matt Sydal that they have to wrestle each other too – ROH TV

1. Adam Cole gives the crowd the finger for daring to chant “This is Awesome.” Then he just up and leaves – ROH TV

4 Moments that angered/embarrassed me

4. The camera for the WWE programs (especially Smackdown) is in perpetual motion. Even the still shots they are zooming in or out at all times. It’s literally nauseating. – SMACKDOWN/RAW

3. HHH making fun of #cancelwwenetwork by talking about #cancelnflnetwork. There’s a difference between being a heel and telling your fans to fuck off. He clearly doesn’t understand this – RAW

2. JBL talking about a “zombie Eddie Guerrero” – RAW

1. The shamefully obvious way they’re making it look like Roman Reigns is being cheered with their obvious crowd sweetening. They must really think we’re idiots that this guy is hated on Raw and loved on Smackdown. Just go with the natural reactions, you’ll make so much more money!!! – SMACKDOWN

4 Great Chants/Signs

4. Chant: “Better than Divas!!!”  – IMPACT

3. Chant: (sarcastic) “This is Awesome!” at Adam Cole as he does nothing – ROH TV

2. Chant: ” Better than Raw!”  – NXT

1. Sign: “Why is your hair so wet?” – SMACKDOWN

dalton
CAAAAAAW!

 

4 Times I Genuinely Laughed

4. Tyler Breeze: “I think this interview is done!” Fantastic tone and delivery. – NXT

3. Dean Ambrose to Curtis Axel “Now You’re eliminated…” – RAW

2. Booker T on Curtis Axel pointing at the WrestleMania sign: “A star is born!” – RAW

1. Dalton Castle screams like a bird – ROH TV

The 4 Best Spots

4. Ashley Sixx’s Coke Zero – ROH TV

3. Dalton Castle’s strange but awesome homoerotic/bird entrance – ROH TV

2. Balor dropkicks Itami in the chest which propels his head backwards into the turnbuckle. Stiff and Savage. – NXT

1. Cesaro uppercuts the shit out of Jimmy Uso coming out of a splash – RAW

cena
Both my legs are broken…. Whelp!

 

4 Questions

4. Has there ever been a top guy who has shittier merchandise than Daniel Bryan? No wonder it’s not selling…

3. Is there a haircut in the history of wrestling that looks dumber than Bayley’s?

2. Can anyone imagine Brock Lesnar jobbing to the BIg Show or having such a tough time with the MIz?

1. If John Cena is “almost broken” why is he running and jumping around the ring?

Rank These Shows Already Asshole

5. SMACKDOWN

4. MONDAY NIGHT RAW

3. IMPACT WRESTLING

2. NXT

1. ROH TV

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…

finnitami
What’s with the fucking Irish???

 

Show

5. SMACKDOWN (8)
4. MONDAY NIGHT RAW (10)
3. IMPACT WRESTLING (13)
2. ROH TV(19)
1. NXT(20)

graves
Ok fine Adrian, you’re better than Kanyon.

 

Best Performer

4. LOW-KI, STEPHANIE MCMAHON, FRANKIE KAZARIAN, ALBERTO EL PATRON, MATT SYDAL(2)
3. SETH ROLLINS, SAMI ZAYN, KEVIN OWENS, ACH(3)
2. MVP,HIDEO ITAMI, DANIEL BRYAN, JAY LETHAL (4)
1. ADRIAN NEVILLE (8)

cole 4
At least I didn’t call my dead friend a zombie!

 

Worst Performer

4. CURTIS AXEL (6)
3. JBL (8)
2. ROMAN REIGNS (9)
1. MICHAEL COLE (10)

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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.