Squared Circle: WWE League: Week 4

Al ConstableSenior Analyst IJanuary 31, 2011

Squared Circle: WWE League: Week 4

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    Last week saw Chris Masters take a huge bound up the table and Kofi Kingston retain his position at the top once again. How does Week 4 measure up? Especially when it is considered Edge ended up wrestling four matches this week with one of them being a World Championship defense at a PPV.

    Here are the rules of the League.

    For the first time ever the WWE League takes a PPV into account, how much will this affect the outcome?

Raw

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    Match 1: Edge Def. Jack Swagger, Drew McIntyre and Tyson Kidd in an Over-the-top-Rope Elimination contest

    Edge: Match (+3), Victory (+3), 3 Eliminations (+3) = 9 Points

    Swagger: Match (+3), 2 Men Left (-2) = 1 Point

    McIntyre: Match (+3), Last Eliminated (-1) = 2 Points

    Kidd: Match (+3), 3 Men Left (-3) = 0 Points

    Match 2: Alberto Del Rio and King Sheamus Def. John Morrison and Mark Henry By Submission

    Del Rio: Match (+3), Victory (+2), Winning Member (+1) = 6 Points

    Sheamus: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Morrison: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Henry: Match (+3), Defeat (-2), Losing Member (-1) = 0 Points

    Match 3: Divas Championship: Natalya(c) Def. Melina By Submission

    Natalya: Match (+3), Victory (+2), Championship Defense (+2) = 7 Points

    Melina: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Match 4: Edge Def. The Miz By DQ

    Edge: Match (+3), Victory (+1) = 4 Points

    Miz: Match (+3), Defeat (-3) = 0 Points

    Match 5: Ted DiBiase, Maryse and Alicia Fox Def. Daniel Bryan and The Bella Twins By Pinfall

    Ted: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Maryse: Match (+3), Victory (+2), Winning Member (+1) = 6 Points

    Alicia Fox: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Bryan: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Brie: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Nikki: Match (+3), Defeat (-2), Losing Member (-1) = 0 Points

    Match 6: The New Nexus Def. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov

    Husky: Match (+3), Victory (+2), Winning Member (+1) = 6 Points

    Mike: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Santino: Match (+3), Defeat (-2), Losing Member (-1) = 0 Points

    Kozlov: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Main Event: CM Punk and Wade Barrett Ended in a Double DQ

    CM Punk: Match (+3), Draw (0) = 3 Points

    Wade Barrett: Match (+3), Draw (0) = 3 Points

NXT

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    Match 1: Ted DiBiase Def. Daniel Bryan By Pinfall

    DiBiase: Match (+1), Victory (+2) = 3 Points

    Bryan: Match (+1), Defeat (-2) = -1 Point

    Main Event: Brodius Clay Def. Derrick Bateman, Johnny Curtis and Bryon Saxton in a Fatal Fourway By Pinfall

    Clay: Match (+1), Victory (+2), Fatal Fourway Bonus (+2) = 5 Points

    Bateman: Match (+1), Defeat (-2) = -1 Point

    Curtis: Match (+1), Defeat (-2) = -1 Point

    Saxton: Match (+1), Defeat (-2) = -1 Point

Superstars

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    Match 1: Tyler Reks Def. Trent Barretta By Pinfall

    Reks: Match (+2), Victory (+2) = 4 Points

    Trent: Match (+2), Defeat (-2) = 0 Points

    Match 2: Zack Ryder and Primo Def. Yoshi Tatsu and David Hart Smith By Pinfall

    Ryder: Match (+2), Victory (+2) = 4 Points

    Primo: Match (+2), Victory (+2), Winning Member (+1) = 5 Points

    Tatsu: Match (+2), Defeat (-2), Losing Member (-1) = -1 Point

    DHS: Match (+2), Defeat (-2) = 0 Points

    Main Event: R-Truth Def. Tyson Kidd By Pinfall

    Truth: Match (+2), Victory (+2) = 4 Points

    Kidd: Match (+2), Defeat (-2) = 0 Points

SmackDown

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    Match 1: Lay-Cool Def. Kelly Kelly and Kaitlyn By Pinfall

    McCool: Match (+3), Victory (+2), Winning Member (+1) = 6 Points

    Layla: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Kelly: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Kaitlyn: Match (+3), Defeat (-2), Losing Member = 0 Point

    Match 2: Drew McIntyre Def. JTG By Pinfall

    Drew: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    JTG: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Match 3: Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio Def. Kane and Alberto Del Rio By Pinfall

    Kofi: Match (+3), Victory (+2), Winning Member (+1) = 6 Points

    Rey: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Kane: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Del Rio: Match (+3), Defeat (-2), Losing Member (-1) = 0 Points

    Match 4: Big Show Def. Heath Slater By Pinfall

    Show: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Slater: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) = 1 Point

    Main Event: Edge and Randy Orton Def. The Miz and Dolph Ziggler By Pinfall

    Edge: Match (+3), Victory (+2), Winning Member (+1) = 6 Points

    Orton: Match (+3), Victory (+2) = 5 Points

    Miz: Match (+3), Defeat (-2) - 1 Point

    Ziggler: Match (+3), Defeat (-2), Losing Member (-1) = 0 Points

Royal Rumble 2011

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    Match 1: World Heavyweight Championship: Edge(c) Def. Dolph Ziggler By Pinfall

    Edge: Match (+5), Victory (+4), Championship Defense (+4) = 13 Points

    Ziggler: Match (+5), Defeat (-2) = 3 Points

    Match 2: WWE Championship: The Miz(c) Def. Randy Orton By Pinfall

    Miz: Match (+5), Victory (+4), Championship Defense (+4) = 13 Points

    Orton: Match (+5), Defeat (-2) = 3 Points

    Match 3: Diva's Championship: Eve Def. Natalya(c), Michelle McCool and Layla By Pinfall

    Eve: Match (+5), Victory (+4), New Champion (+6), Fatal Fourway Bonus (+2) = 17 Points

    Natalya: Match (+5), Defeat (-2), Loss of Championship (-3) = 0 Points

    McCool: Match (+5), Defeat (-2) = 3 Points

    Layla: Match (+5), Defeat (-2) = 3 Points

    Royal Rumble

    Winner: Alberto Del Rio (+10)

    2nd Place: Santino Marella (+5)

    3rd Place: Randy Orton (+2)

    Most Eliminations: John Cena (6 Eliminations) (+5)

    Longest Run: CM Punk (35:22) (+5)

    Shortest Run: R-Truth (0:30) (-5)

Week 4 League

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    Position Name Victories Championships Points
    1 Edge 4 1 32
    2 Eve Torres 1 1 17
    3 Alberto Del Rio 2 0 16
    4 The Miz 1 1 14
    5 Randy Orton 1 0 10
    6 Michelle McCool 1 0 9
    7 Ted DiBiase 2 0 8
    8 Layla 1 0 8
    9 CM Punk 0 0 8
    10 Natalya 1 1 7
    11 Drew McIntyre 1 0 7
    12 Kofi Kingston 1 1 6
    13 Maryse 1 0 6
    = Husky Harris 1 0 6
    15 King Sheamus 1 0 5
    = Alicia Fox 1 0 5
    = Michael McGillicutty 1 0 5
    =
    Brodius Clay 1 0 5
    =
    Primo 1 0 5
    =
    Rey Mysterio 1 0 5
    =
    Big Show 1 0 5
    22
    Santino Marella 0 1 5
    23
    John Cena 0 0 5
    24
    Tyler Reks 1 0 4
    =
    Zack Ryder 1 0 4
    26
    Wade Barrett 0 0 3
    =
    Dolph Ziggler 0 0 3
    28 Vladmir Kozlov 0 1 1
    29 Jack Swagger 0 0 1
    = John Morrison 0 0 1
    = Melina 0 0 1
    =
    Brie Bella 0 0 1
    =
    Kelly Kelly 0 0 1
    =
    JTG 0 0 1
    =
    Kane 0 0 1
    =
    Heath Slater 0 0 1
    37
    Daniel Bryan 0 1 0
    38 Tyson Kidd 0 0 0
    = Mark Henry 0 0 0
    =
    Nikki Bella 0 0 0
    =
    Trent Barretta 0 0 0
    =
    David Hart Smith 0 0 0
    = Kaitlyn 0 0 0
    44
    R-Truth 1 0 -1
    45
    Derrick Bateman 0 0 -1
    =
    Johnny Curtis 0 0 -1
    =
    Bryon Saxton 0 0 -1
    =
    Yoshi Tatsu 0 0 -1

    Edge smashed the competition this week with four victories out of four matches and a defense of the World Heavyweight Championship at a Big Four PPV making sure hehas finished the week with a huge gap. Eve Torres on the other hand is second with a big title victory at the Rumble, the Fatal Fourway match up lending to her points collection, maybe WWE have big things planned for her.

    This week also saw the first points collected by John Cena. He may of failed to win the match or even make the final three of the Rumble but with more eliminations than any other many (Punk was close with 5 and had he tied with Cena I would have used his Nexus group eliminations as a tie-breaker). CM Punk didn't go home empty handed either as he was the 2011 Ironman of the Rumble lasting longer than any other wrestler.

The Road So Far

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    Position Name Victories Championships Points
    1 Edge 5 1 48
    2 Alberto Del Rio 6 0 40
    3 Kofi Kingston 4 1 33
    4 Randy Orton 4 0 32
    5 The Miz 2 1 29
    6 Eve Torres 2 1 23
    7 Dolph Ziggler 2 1 21
    8 Natalya 3 1 20
    9 Rey Mysterio 3 0 19
    10 Chris Masters 4 0 16
    11
    Michelle McCool 2 0 15
    12
    Drew McIntyre 2 0 14
    13
    Santino Marella 1 1 14
    14 Primo 3 0 13
    15 Yoshi Tatsu 3 0 12
    16 Mark Henry 2 0 12
    = John Morrison 2 0 12
    18 CM Punk 1 0 12
    19 Ted DiBiase 3 0 11
    20 Beth Phoenix 2 0 10
    = Big Show 2 0 10
    22 Vladmir Kozlov 1 1 10
    23 Daniel Bryan**** 2 1 9
    24 JTG 2 0 9
    25 Tyler Reks 2 0 8
    = Zack Ryder 2 0 8
    27 Layla 1 0 8
    =
    Maryse 1 0 8
    =
    Jack Swagger 1 0 8
    30
    Brodius Clay 2 0 7
    31
    King Sheamus 1 0 7
    32 Jimmy Uso 1 0 6
    = Jerry Lawler 1 0 6
    = Jey Uso 1 0 6
    = Trent Barretta 1 0 6
    =
    Husky Harris 1 0 6
    =
    Alicia Fox 1 0 6
    = Brie Bella 1 0 6
    39 R-Truth 2 0 5
    40 Justin Gabriel 1 0 5
    = Tyson Kidd 1 0 5
    =
    Michael McGuillicutty 1 0 5
    43
    John Cena 0 0 5
    44 Gail Kim 1 0 4
    = David Hart Smith 1 0 4
    = Darren Young 1 0 4
    47
    Wade Barrett 0 0 4
    48 Darren Young

    1 0 3
    =
    Derrick Bateman 1 0 3
    50 Cody Rhodes 0 0

    2
    =
    Kelly Kelly 0 0 2
    =
    Kane 0 0 2
    53
    Johnny Curtis 1 0 1
    =

    Melina

    0

    0

    1

    =
    Heath Slater 0 0 1
    56
    Bryon Saxton 1 0 0
    57 Curt Hawkins

    0 0 0
    = Alex Riley 0 0 0
    = William Regal 0 0

    0

    =
    Kaitlyn 0 0 0
     = Nikki Bella 0 0 0
    62 Ricardo Rodriguez 1 0 -1
    63 Chavo Guerrero 0 0 -1

    The Rated R Superstar's performance this week earns him the top space in the WWE league followed closely by the Royal Rumble Winner and his likely WrestleMania opponent Alberto Del Rio. Kofi still managed to place in a respectable third after a tag team victory.

    Eve Torres is the unlikely climber this week as her Diva' Championship win raises her up to 6th just abover the former champion Natalya. Despite The Miz's championship defense he is only just hanging on to a top 5 position.