Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 6/23/2016 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 6/23/2016

Posted by Ross K Foad Thursday, June 23, 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:
THE LUNATIC TAKES CHARGE

Well, WWE truly swerved us there. Even though Dean Ambrose said that he would win the briefcase and cash it in the same night, few actually imagined WWE would go through with it!

I was shocked when Seth Rollins upset Roman Reigns clean, but even more so when Dean Ambrose pulled off a successful Money in the Bank heist and ended the night as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. It just goes to show that WWE will (sometimes) listen to us. For months, the audience had made it clear that they cannot—nay, will not—accept a champion WWE forces upon us anymore.

We have no indication as to how long Dean Ambrose's reign will last, but the fact that they allowed him to win seemed unthinkable back when his role looked to be forever the best friend and back-up to Roman Reigns.

The obvious next step is, of course, The Shield triple threat match, but as of Tuesday night, when exactly this will take place remains to be seen......

Dean Ambrose Championship MITB Victory Win Cash In Seth Rollins

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
REIGN WILL FALL

Wow. Lots of questions here, but undoubtedly, the biggest Heat this week is with former WWE champion Roman Reigns, who was suspended on Tuesday for a violation of the wellness policy.

Some people have called this out as a storyline, but I do not see WWE using a drug-related story in today's PG programming, especially not for such a poster boy as Roman Reigns.

This now means Roman Reigns is going to miss the draft and will only be back three days before Battleground, which, of course, puts a major spanner in the build-up of the aforementioned triple threat match. Sure, we already know the backstory behind this well, but it still will take away a bit of shine from a match that has been teased ever since the split of The Shield two years ago.

Ideally, they should wait until SummerSlam for this, but then what happens with the draft may make this harder to swing if they are on opposing shows. Oh, Roman! What have you done?

Also, how ironic is it that Dean Ambrose is now the more reputable role model for the WWE? Surely not part of Vince's master plan for Roman at all.

It never Reigns, but it sure does pour......

Roman Reigns Suspended 30 days wellness policy violation

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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