Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 11/12/2015 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 11/12/2015

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, November 12, 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:
FAMILY VS FAMILY

Monday Night Raw saw The Brothers of Destruction reunite for the first time on TV in three years*, back together in a bid to silence Bray Wyatt's boastful claims.

Ok, we were 99% sure it was coming, but that didn't make it any less awesome. The Undertaker is the very definition of a living legend, and despite being a corporate goon for the best part of two years, Demon Kane instantly becomes bad-as s when in the company of his on-screen brother. I got chills when the pair of them walked out together, and much like Degeneration X's sporadic reunions from 2006 onwards, this is a pairing that is always going to elicit a positive response from the crowd.

Amidst the reunion, the excitement of the WWE Championship tournament, and a teased Roman Reigns heel-turn, the Manchester Monday Raw Night gave us some consistent quality television.

While many still speculate who will be joining the pair at Survivor Series, after this little house clearing, I am not convinced that they need anyone. If anything, a 2-on-4 handicap match will only add to the excitement. What better way to celebrate the 25 years of Undertaker than coming out on top in a match where the odds are stacked against him?

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* The pair worked some house-shows in Mexico earlier this year.

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
ROLLINS REIGN ENDS

Last week we learned that Seth Rollins had to vacate the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as the result of a torn ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus .

As we all know by now, this is no small-time injury. Rollins is likely to be out for six months, if not more, and he may never quite be able to work at the same level that he once did.

While many feel Rollins has had poor booking during his title run, nobody can say the same for his actual ring work. Rollins has consistently put on show-stopping performances time and time again in his pay-per-view matches, and was a sheer joy to watch.

This turn of events have forced WWE to scrap whatever plans it might have had for WrestleMania 32 and go in a new direction entirely.

So who is fit to take over as champion? With John Cena taking time out, Randy Orton injured, and Daniel Bryan still awaiting clearance, the go-to fail-safe guys are not an option.

However, this has now presented an amazing opportunity for some other young talent such as Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, and Roman Reigns (the likely choice).

But what a shame it has to have come at such a cost to such a talented young man's shining career.

Get well soon Seth.

Why Seth Rollin's Injury Might Be a Blessing in Disguise.

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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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