Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 10/16/2016 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 10/16/2016

Posted by Ross K Foad Sunday, October 16, 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:
LEGENDS CLASH

One of the biggest takeaways from this week has to be the challenge from Paul Heyman to Goldberg on behalf of Brock Lesnar. Am I excited? Well, at first, I was a little unsure about this match. Here we have two men notorious for not caring about the business unless the money is right, and sometimes not even then (see WrestleMania XX). In addition, Goldberg has not competed in 12 years, so there will be inevitable ring rust too.

However, despite these obvious niggles, I still care, and am looking forward to the match. I am not expecting a wrestling masterpiece, but I have a feeling both men must be acutely aware of what people feel about their last showdown together.

For all their bravado of not giving a shit, this is their chance to put on a spectacle and give the fans what they were denied over a decade over. Can they rise to that? I am going to be optimistic that they will.

Also, this is a special rarity, and not the type of match I imagine we will see again for quite some time, if at all.

How many are left from the Monday Night Wars with enough star power to be granted a main event match in the same fashion? It is for this reason, despite reservations, I am excited for the forthcoming match.
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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
CURT IT OUT

I really do not get this Curt Hawkins thing. His gimmick appears to be a hybrid of Eva Marie, Tyson 'Fact Dropper' Kid, and a sprinkling of old Chuck Norris jokes for good measure. However, unlike Eva, people are not really chomping at the bit to see him get started out of sheer infuriation. He is merely a mildly annoying guy in danger of reaching indifference.

Maybe I am supposed to be annoyed that he is doing this, and this the whole point of this drawn out charade, but then what is he meant to do once he finally does compete? He can no longer tease and joke about his appearance, so all we have will have left is a walking Chuck Norris joke ten years too late.

Again, I am not one to thumbs down something entirely without giving it a bit of a chance, so I do hope WWE has a master plan for Curt Hawkins after all. Then again, maybe the master plan has a WWE for Curt Hawkins.

But probably not.

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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