Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 5/14/2015 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 5/14/2015

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, May 14, 2015
Welcome to another edition of Cheap Pop and Cheap Heat from Smark Out Moment! Each week, we break down the world of professional wrestling and examine two of the polar opposite ends of the spectrum: one thing that was by far the worst thing (Cheap Heat) and the best thing (Cheap Pop) to happen over the past 7 days in sports entertainment. So, what went down this week that we loved and hated about the business?

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CHEAP POP OF THE WEEK:
A HEALING HART 

The Ultimate Warrior, Bruno Sammartino, and Bret Hart—all burnt bridges in WWE that we never thought could be re-traced, but the adage "time heals all wounds" certainly rang true here. Despite less than acrimonious splits and years of bad blood, all three ended up in the Hall of Fame.

But, with that being said, it was a huge (and brilliant) surprise to learn that WWE is planning on releasing a Blu-ray/DVD feature about Owen Hart's life that includes a documentary supported by Martha Hart.

As I mentioned in my review of Martha's book, there seemed a snowball's chance in hell of her ever being on good terms with WWE again, let alone working with them on a project to celebrate her late husband's wrestling career.

Her book highlighted how much she despised the industry that took away the love of her life and the father to her children, and she had every right to do so.

Owen Hart's fall at the Over the Edge pay-per-view is one of the greatest tragedies in wrestling history—a life pointlessly ebbed away through cost-cutting decisions over the rigging equipment and coordinator.

But the revelation of the DVD is such a positive occurrence for so many reasons. Owen's career deserves celebration, and on a personal note, I love WWE documentaries, so I cannot wait to see what they produce here. However, perhaps, what is the most important, is what it means for Martha Hart.

Nothing will ever make up for her becoming a widow at 32 years old, so agreeing to work with the WWE must be something that she never would have envisioned possible, and it just goes to show, she, must be in a much better place herself.

And that news alone, is something we should all take to Hart.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
WHYBACK?

Why oh why is Bray Wyatt now targeting Ryback?

On Monday Night Raw, for reasons still not clear, Bray Wyatt continued the cryptic ramblings against his fellow former Nexus member.

The problem here is not Bray Wyatt's delivery or charisma, but the message itself makes so little sense, it does not give us much reason to why we should care about their fighting.

Comments on social media are in agreement; there is a lack of feeling and purpose behind the feud. Sadly, more often than not, this is a recurring theme with Wyatt. The rivalries can start well, but often fizzle out with a blow off pay-per-view match that people struggle to remember the outcome of.

Now, his recent feud with The Undertaker is an obvious exception. Wyatt carried the feud single-handedly, and it made sense for the characters to collide.

But Ryback? What had he actually done to Wyatt to warrant his wrath? Sometimes Bray being a creepy bully is not enough—not when a feud's solely built on talk of hellfire, brimstone, and gibberish.

Again, I must lament, Wyatt is a phenomenal talent, but unless reasons are given, I can see it going the same way as countless forgettable ones before it.

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So there you have it, my two choices for the week. What do YOU think are the Cheap Pop and Cheap Heat this week in professional wrestling? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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THIS POST WAS WRITTEN BY ROSS K. FOAD

Ross K Foad is a writer, actor, YouTuber and founder of the Sherlock Holmes website No Place Like Holmes. He has been a published writer since age 13 with a comic strip in a regional newspaper and a wrestling fan since the Rock 'n' Wrestling era. You can follow him on Twitter

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