Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 5/28/2015 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 5/28/2015

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, May 28, 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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I am almost at a loss saying whether this weeks "pop" should go to Lana's defiance of her one-time Bulgarian Beau or the ever-amusing antics of Dean Ambrose. But, after careful consideration, even if only by a fringe, this week's highlight must go to The Lunatic.

After a brief delegation in the midcard, Ambrose has seemingly once again entered the upper-echelon of main event status, and it is here he belongs.

Monday Night Raw saw Ambrose attempting to sign a contract to cement his WWE World Heavyweight title shot against Seth Rollins at Elimination Chamber. However, what should have been little more than routine admin somehow turned into another of Dean's crazy capers—much to the audience's delight.

The Authority were doing all they could to prevent Dean from being able to sign, including getting him arrested for assault (in a program which revolves around fighting...I love the irony in this). Of course, this did little to stop Ambrose. He still managed to find his way out of jail, steal a police van and uniform, return to the arena in said vehicle, then lay down the law to The Authority and its cohorts. Oh, and manage to sign the contract, of course.

Dean is crazy hot now, and I do not see it going away anytime soon. I truly see him and Rollins as a modern-day Stone Cold/Rock in terms of memorable rivalries; especially as Dean is almost in a similar role to Austin—an anti-hero face. It is Stone Cold vs. The Corporation all over again, and it is making great viewing.

We know what he does is technically morally wrong, but the way he goes about it in an almost cartoon-like fashion excuses it, especially as he does these things to fight back against the true "evils" of WWE.

Supposedly, Ambrose would rather be a heel, but I do not see the audience going for it, much like when Stone Cold's role was turned heel in 2001 — the crowd just did not buy it.

Rollins or Ambrose? Both are so good, I do not know who I actually want to win come Sunday. Ultimately, with TV this fun to watch, perhaps it does not matter. Maybe it is us, as the viewers, who are truly winning.
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If you follow him on Twitter, chances are you are going to be aware of this one — first hand.

Last Monday, the first ever WWE Undisputed champion, Chris Jericho, found himself the subject of a Twitter hack.

The unidentified troll proceeded to tweet a series of lewd comments about the Fozzy frontman's part-time schedule, sexual acts with Triple H and Vince, and several other negative comments pertaining to WWE as a whole.

The rouge tweets included such statements as:

"It is now confirmed WWE are going into the Porn Industry"
"I let @TripleH Bend me"
"I love rolling about with other men in pants, it makes me so hard".

The clearly homophobic hacker even went as far as to change Y2J's twitter handle to that of "GayChrisJericho".

Thankfully, anyone with an ounce of sense could see that this was not from the fingertips of Jericho, and he has since been able to regain control of the accounts. Nevertheless, the comments were far from PG-friendly, and certainly would have caused significant embarrassment to WWE-higher ups and the Ayatollah-of-Rocknrolla.

Not Froot*.

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*Froot: A term used by Jericho throughout his autobiography series as an alternative to "cool".
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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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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