With the exception of the build-up to the annual TLC pay-per-view, seeing a chair shot or other hardcore weapon is rare in today's WWE landscape, which is why seeing Tommy Dreamer and Bubba Ray Dudley go kendo stick crazy on last week's SmackDown was such an awesome part of the show.
With all four of The Wyatt Family closing in on D-Von for a post-match beat down, Bray Wyatt warned Bubba Ray not to enter the ring, or risk further annihilation to his brother D-Von.
At first, it seemed out of character for Bubba and Tommy Dreamer not to rush in and try to make the save. However, their seeming cowardice turned into a chaos when they reached for the kendo sticks under the ring, and then let hell loose upon Bray and his brethren.
It was almost felt like a cool scene from a Star Wars film when Bubba called for Tommy to throw him another kendo stick, and then caught it after Tommy flung it into the air.
While this would have been commonplace in the Attitude Era, seeing something with an iota of a throwback is always good for a trip down memory lane. While I am disappointed that Spike Dudley is not in this "battle of the families", things are looking promising in this war.
Based on what we have seen thus far, the upcoming TLC tables match is certainly looking to be welcome addition to the card.
"What's in a name?" Shakespeare once mused. Well, not a lot of thought if WWE Creative are anything to go by.
On Monday Night Raw, it was revealed that the name of the ECW Originals faction was "Team Extreme".
As all men were part of "Extreme Championship Wrestling", one might see the thought pattern behind the notion. However, the slight teething problem is — as any WWE fan over 25 will tell you — this is a recycled name.
The trio of Lita and The Hardy Boyz were Team Extreme back in 2000-2002. It was a fitting name for the members' attitudes, lifestyles, and acrobatic move set. Has WWE forgotten that they existed as a faction? I know music has been recycled in the past, but a team name? And one consisting of the Hardyz former rivals at that!?
Much like how WWE failed to check if "The Submission Sorority" was already a thing (a very very different kind of thing) it seems, once again, someone in creative has failed to do their homework.
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!