Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 2/4/2016 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 2/4/2016

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, February 4, 2016
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:
VIVA LA 
LUCHADORA

I really enjoyed the Unites States title match between Kalisto and Neville on last week's SmackDown. Great spots, fluid movements, fast-paced—awesome. As evidenced here and in the weeks prior, Kalisto has all the tools to be one of the best US champions (bar Cena) in years.

For the longest time, many have cried out for the reinstatement of the Cruiserweight/Light Heavyweight division, and for years I would have agreed. But now? I am not so sure. It certainly had its place in WCW and the WWE when being the heavyweight champion meant that you had to be at least 6' plus and 240 pounds, but times have changed, and being small is no longer a barrier to being on top of the mountain.

Kalisto has proven he can hang with men twice his size, and the United States title is a perfect fit for him and his peers of a similar weight range and size class. There are plenty of men in WWE and NXT who fit into the cruiserweight style, but the time has passed beyond the need to have a champion. Especially when you have had men like Christian, Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy, and Rey Mysterio win both light heavyweight and heavyweight gold. Where is the sense in that?

The Hardcore title, however? Well, I can keep dreaming!

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
BRET'S TOUGHEST FIGHT

Over the past week, we have learned the sad news that WWE Hall of Famer Bret "Hitman" Hart has prostrate cancer.

However, in true Hitman fighting spirit, rather than lie down and job to cancer, Bret has declared himself in a fight against the disease and has opted to go public about his diagnosis. In doing so, Bret hopes to raise awareness that cancer can be overcome, and that a diagnosis does not have to mean a death sentence.

Considering all Bret has been through these past 20 years, it is amazing that he has been able to get himself into such a positive state of mind.

Thankfully, he is not without a tag team partner or 2 million, for the support of fans, family, and friends alike have been pouring in over social media these past few days, and it is not hard to see why.

Bret is a legend to anyone that grew up watching him as the face of the "New Generation" of WWE, and we at Smark Out Moment wish him the very best in his latest battle.

Extra Heat: Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas were not at Raw so that they could visit their grandfather in hospital after he suffering a heart attack.

Their grandfather is, of course, none other than the legendary Robert Windham aka Black Jack Mulligan. Similarly, our hearts and best wishes go out to Robert and the Windham family, and we hope to hear news soon of a speedy recovery.

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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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