Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 9/3/2015 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 9/3/2015

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, September 3, 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:
SAVE THE TABLES

There were lots of great moments this past week in the world of wrestling. The build to Seth Rollins vs. Sting is exciting, the reformed Wyatt Family has caught my attention, and for pure explosive wrestling talent, we had Kevin Owens and Cesaro going at it.

Nevertheless, this week I am going to have to go with The New Day's #savethetables movement. I watch wrestling to be entertained and this achieved that within seconds. The sheer ludicrousness of The New Day had me laughing out loud, and the fact that they are the first team to be feuding with the recently returned Dudley Boyz makes it all the more special.

What is even more remarkable is how the #savethetables movement shows the shift of attitude in The New Day once again. They are barely heel anymore—not really. Sure, people will still clap along and chant "New Day Sucks", but it is clear the crowd adores their ridiculous antics regardless.

Okay, so while it isn't a storyline with major substance and its premise is as flimsy as the tables The Dudley Boyz will put you through, it still makes me laugh.

So why not?

Big E Tag Champions The New Day Dudley Boyz 3d Tables

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
SNUKA CHARGED

Barely two months have passed since the Hulk Hogan scandal, so it is sad that I have to report on another tarnished '80s wrestling legend.

This past week saw Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka charged with the third-degree murder of former girlfriend Nancy Argentino, who died in 1983.

Snuka had been at a WWF taping at the Allentown Fairgrounds on May 10, 1983, and returned to his motel room to find girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, gasping for air and oozing yellow fluid from her mouth and nose. She was taken to the hospital, but died the next day.

The autopsy revealed she had died of brain injuries and had suffered more than two-dozen cuts and bruises across her body. However, nothing ever came of the matter, and the case closed with no charges made.

Nevertheless, District Attorney Jim Martin reopened the case after viewing a previously unreleased autopsy report that labeled the death of Argentino as a homicide. The reopened investigation eventually led to the arrest and charging of the Fiji native Hall of Famer.

WWE has been quick to side with the Argentino family in this matter, and it looks like Snuka's history will receive the Hulk Hogan treatment and his existence removed from WWE Network programming.

It is a shame this has to happen and another piece of WWE history is consigned to obscurity, but it is understandable that WWE cannot be seen to condone the actions of Snuka.

One must also consider the impact this will have on Jimmy's daughter, Tamina Snuka, currently employed by WWE in their divas division. While they cannot hold it against her personally, you can bet your bottom dollar the Snuka part of her name won't get a mention again.

Of course, the verdict may clear Snuka, but the damage has already been done. Another legend, though still living, is as good as gone.

Superfly Murder Charge WWE Argentino third degree Tamina

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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