Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 12/24/2016 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 12/24/2016

Posted by Ross K Foad Saturday, December 24, 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:
SLAP DOWN

Meow! The claws were out this past week on SmackDown when facts merged with fiction in the glorious way that only Pro-Wrestling can. Firstly, we had The Miz letting the (badly kept) secret out the bag that Renee Young is in a relationship with Dean Ambrose, and then we had Natalya Neidhart's savage promo on Nikki Bella's success in life coming entirely from looks alone.

Granted, neither were major revelations as to the majority of fans, but it is the fact WWE acknowledged the relationship and feelings surrounding Nikki Bella that is important. So, now we have two reality based angles that fans are going to take great delight in watching unfold.

Could The Miz and Maryse find themselves in a mixed tag match against Renee and Dean Ambrose? I have no idea if Renee has any wrestling training, but is it really that far-fetched when you consider that there have been match-ups involving the likes of J.R and Jonathan Coachman? Nobody would expect a wrestling clinic, but it could be a fun place to take the story.

Alternatively, could Renee Young have a stint as Dean's valet? To be there to keep Maryse in check? That would present a very different side to Dean Ambrose that might be fun to watch.

But this all just mere surmising on my part. WWE has two stories with great promise, and I look forward to watching them unfold come 2017.

The Miz Dean Ambrose Renee Young IC Title Nikki Bella

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
THE DIRE STATES TITLE

I am sure that WWE had the best intentions having Roman Reigns win the U.S Championship and being mid-card, but it was only ever going to work if they stuck with it for a least a little while.

For aside from a short feud with Rusev, Roman pretty much went straight back up to the main-event scene, but all the while still carrying the U.S strap.

The problem is that he never looks like he really cares about it, the title defenses are far and few in between, and the belt is nowhere near the relevance it enjoyed under John Cena the very man WWE hope Reigns to succeed as the face of the company.

Sadly, the title is wasted on Roman if WWE insists on keeping him in the main-event like this, and with him now booked for a Universal Title match at the Royal Rumble, this does not look like it will be rectified anytime soon.

Roman Reigns US Title RAW WWE

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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