SmackDown 900 really pulled off all the stops this past week, and it is very hard to single out the sole best moment. From The Miz winning the Intercontinental Championship back from Dolph Ziggler, King Booker's cameo pep talk, to a 16-man tag match that actually worked, this is all before we have even mentioned Edge and The Undertaker.
It was awesome to see Edge (complete with Army of Darkness ending beard) return, but one of the biggest takeaways of the week must surely be The Undertaker's speech. Aside from his intriguing motivational message/threat to the SmackDown men, he mentioned that he would no longer be defined by WrestleMania, and how SmackDown had always been his home.
What are we to assume from this? That he intends to return to a regularly weekly schedule on the blue brand? What a coup that would be for a show that is already light years ahead of its sister show. Plus, having a little Brothers of Destruction reunion after the show went off-air? Well, they might be advancing in the years, but seeing that never gets old.
Sad news this week that Leon White (Vader) has been given 2 years to live by doctors following the diagnosis of heart failure problems. While this is not the time to be writing up his career obituary, I wanted to take a moment to point out that he deserves a place in the WWE Hall of Fame, especially whilst he is still alive to enjoy it in person.
Although his stints in WWE were not the longest, many will fondly remember his battles with Mankind and The Undertaker. In addition, he was a mainstay of early WCW and the Japanese wrestling scene, and has also made a handful of cameo appearances for WWE since retirement from full-time wrestling.
Frankly, I can think of inductees that have contributed far less than he to the wrestling world. So, come on WWE, let us honor him while we still can.
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!