Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 10/29/2015 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 10/29/2015

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, October 29, 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 HELL OF A MATCH

It is often said that WWE has an over-reliance on its big name part-timers, but after The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar's match at Hell in a Cell, who can blame them? The Phenom and The Beast went at it in a truly hellacious fight, which really gave meaning to the name Hell in a Cell.

In an era of greatly watered down Hell in a Cell matches, these two were able to put themselves (and the structure) right back on the map. By comparison, did Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns need to have this stipulation? Sure, it lent itself well to Bray Wyatt's determination to take Roman through a psychological and physical hell, but the actual usage of the cell was kept to the bare minimum.

Brock ripping up the ring was a brilliant touch, as was his attacking the trainer, and the low blow made for a perfect circle of karma.

I wanted The Undertaker to win, but at the same time, I do not begrudge Brock Lesnar for getting the victory. This was one of those matches were both emerged winners in the eyes of the crowd.

I know some think that The Wyatt Family coming out to attack him afterwards was a bad ending, but I have to disagree, for it is a sign that The Undertaker will not be going anywhere for a while. How is that a bad thing?

So, what possibilities await us now? With Kane having been attacked on Monday's Raw as well, could a Brothers of Destruction reunion be on the cards? Surely even The Undertaker cannot take on all four of the Swamp Dwellers himself.

I watch with anticipated interest.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
THE ODD COUPLE

Alberto Del Rio returned to WWE at Hell in a Cell, defeating John Cena for the United States "Heavyweight" Championship (copyright Zeb Colter)

From a technical standpoint, this was an excellent match, no question about it, but it seems strange to have had Cena win the title back from Seth Rollins, only to lose it a month later.

The open challenges have been the best thing to happen to the US title since its creation. You never knew who was going to come out, and mystery opponents are always fun to speculate on. Above all that, the match quality Cena gave were some of his best performances to date.

Despite what Zeb Colter claims, I have my doubts that Alberto Del Rio will be able to do things Cena was never able to do with the title. Unless he is planning to continue open challenges, I have my concerns that the title's value will be downgraded once again.

However, putting the title aside for a second, why Zeb Colter and Alberto Del Rio? This is a complete 180-degree turn for the character of Zeb Colter. I suppose it makes for a change of pace and direction for him, but Zeb's gimmick was not broken. He was a great manager for Jack Swagger, and much like Lana and Rusev, I feel these two belong together.

Perhaps this was rushed together for John Cena's temporary departure, but even so, it is a strange set of events, and one that I do not think that much long-term planning went into.

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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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