Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 9/25/2016 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 9/25/2016

Posted by Ross K Foad Sunday, September 25, 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:
MAKING THE LIST

What has made my list this week? Well, another list as it happens. Chris Jericho's list of crimes committed by Mick Foley as the General Manager of Monday Night Raw was another example as to just why he really is the best in the world at what he does. Delivery and contextual humor aside, I loved that this was a spiritual sequel to the infamous list of 1001 holds speech from WCW.

I imagine that the idea was engineered by Jericho's genius, but the fact that WWE went with it is a positive sign. To the very young, it would have been little more than one humorous promo, but referencing old inter-promotional angles always goes down a treat with the long-time fans.

My only criticism? No mention of an arm bar!

Stupid idiots.
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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
THE DOOMED PROPHECY

This past week saw Bray Wyatt continue his harassment of Randy Orton. There was a very passionate performance promo, but I really have no idea what this feud is about. He is a God and Randy is a mortal, or something.

We have seen this time and time again. Bray picks a target for no rhyme or reason, hounds them with mystical magical mind games and the spouting of prophecies, and then loses to them at a pay-per-view. I do not see it being any different this time around.

Bray initially looked like a real top-tier contender at the start of the brand split, but now has seemingly been relegated back to the same upper midcard routine of the past two years.

However, despite his iffy booking and forgettable feuds, Bray Wyatt remains beloved by the WWE Universe, and is often cited as this generations Undertaker.

Now, if only they could start booking him like him too….

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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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