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Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling: 2/5/2017

Posted by Ross K Foad Sunday, February 5, 2017
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 DESTROYER DEBUTS

Proving that he is never out of the game, Triple H managed to pull a fast one fans this past week when he brought Samoa Joe up to the main roster to destroy his prized creation, Seth Rollins. A well-played sleight of hand on Triple H’s part, for we had assumed that he had meant himself when he referred to the "Destroyer" but many forget that the name also happens to be the title of Joe’s theme song.

Joe's attack was brutal (perhaps a little too brutal, but we will come to that) as he began repeatedly tossing Rollins around like a rag doll whilst Triple H casually made his exit. Rollins would try to fight back, but soon fell to a vicious kick, three senton splashes, and a Coquina Clutch.

What we have here is obviously Joe setting himself up as the roadblock that stands in the way of Seth getting to Triple H, a program that I am very much looking forward to seeing.

Or, at least I was.....

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Bonus Pop: WWE mixing up the normal six-man tag matches with a nice tornado tag and inter-gender six-person tag was a refreshing change and good matches.

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
ROLLINS INJURED

Well, this will take our mind off the whole Roman Reigns at Number 30 trolling. This past Monday saw Samoa Joe make his main roster debut as an enforcer for Triple H. While this was very cool (see above) it did come with dire consequences that may have put Seth Rollins' WrestleMania showdown with Triple H in jeopardy.

Sadly, Seth's scrap with Joe has reportedly caused his knee injury to flare up again. Now, there is still a school of thought that this whole thing is a work, and that Seth is still on track for his long awaited showdown with The Game, but if the injury is serious, it is a sorry turn of events for the former Shield member who missed seven months, including the last Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 32, after tearing his ACL in 2015.

I sincerely hope, though suspect it is not, the former, and we may not be seeing Seth for some time to come.

Seth's absence would also beg the question of who Triple H should face at WrestleMania 33? Furthermore, what impact will this have on Seth's career should he now find himself with the 'fragile' label?

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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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