Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 4/7/2026 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 4/7/2026

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, April 7, 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:
DIVAS NO MORE

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how impressive the divas title match between Charlotte and Natalya was at Roadblock.

Aside the talent, one of the primary reasons was because of the time they had allocated to the match (17 minutes.) It appeared that WWE had found the perfect—albeit simple—formula for making the masses care about divas matches.

However, at WrestleMania 32, WWE added one more element to the equation that truly took it to the next level—they stopped calling them divas. No longer confined to just being the wearer of the Bratz accessory butterfly belt, the new WWE Women's Championship is finally on par with its male counterpart in the design department.

Frankly, this makes perfect sense. The Divas Championship had its place for a certain caliber of talent that we have had for the past few years, but now the concept is surplus to requirements. Classify them under the same "superstar" banner as the men, and people will start to respond to them as such.

While the first winner may not have been to everyone's taste (see Heat section,) there is no denying that the end of the "diva's revolution" is hugely positive. By ultimately destroying the very name that defined them, they truly have paved the way for themselves, and the future of women's wrestling to come.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
DIDN'T BANK ON THIS

If you did not predict Roman Reigns winning the title at WrestleMania, I can only conclude that you missed every episode of Raw and SmackDown this past year. It is for this reason I am not going to bang on about this. Yes, I wanted Triple H to win, but I knew it would not happen.

However, I do not believe that this is the worst thing to have happened this week. WWE pulled off an amazing WrestleMania overall, and they may very well surprise us with how they handle Reign's third championship run. Therefore, I am not putting this as my "Heat" choice.

Instead, going on the crowd's reaction (or lack of) I am actually going out on a limb to say that I sensed far more disappointment when fan favorite Sasha Banks did not become the first (or latest) WWE Women's champion. It really looked like the stars had aligned for her that night;
what with the video diaries on YouTube, her cousin WWE Hall of Famer Snoop Dog being there, and this is all before we even get to how overwhelmingly over she is.

It is unquestionable that she will win it one day, likely before the year is out, but you cannot help but feel that this really should have been her night.

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Extra Heat: Broski Booted.

Really, WWE, really? I like The Miz, but one night is all you are going to give Zack Ryder? Sigh, at least he got his WrestleMania moment.

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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