Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #194 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #194

Posted by Ross K. Foad Friday, February 2, 2018
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:
WALK THIS WAY

I have been very impressed with Elias as of late. The former drifter has managed to get himself over with the WWE Universe despite his penchant for insulting whichever town he happens to be in. It is the oldest trick in the wrestling book to insult a local custom/sports team, but Elias is pulling it of masterfully

I am not sure who comes up the songs he sings, but props to whoever the writer is for consistently coming up with good material that both engages and enrages crowds. What is also remarkable is that WWE has allowed this to develop as they have. Typically, things that may not work immediately often face the plug being pulled before they are given a chance to develop properly. His now brewing feud with John Cena and recent insertion into the Elimination Chamber, while likely a spot filler, shouldn't be discounted as nothing. Someone in the back clearly likes him.

WWE are doing a good job in his building, and I am more than happy to walk with the man, but when the time is right, I hope that they give him a chance to run with it.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
GETTING ROWDY

The rumble might have been just over a week ago, but the rumblings are still going on. Well, at least in the women's locker room.

It is reported that many women are still not happy with WWE's handling of Ronda Rousey debut, and it is' not hard to see why.

For weeks we were told how historic this was, and how much being involved meant to the women past and present. Yet, both Nikki Bella and Nia Jax have commented that the company was focusing more on Ronda's arrival than on the women who were making the history.

This was evidenced by the fact that eventual winner, Asuka, got all of two minutes in the lime light before being completely overshadowed by Ronda Rousey coming out to do the essential task of awkwardly pointing at the WrestleMania sign.

OK, from a business standpoint I can understand WWE's excitement for getting Ronda involved, but did it have to be there and then?

Asuka had been their favorite play thing for a while now, and they have built much around her, but now she appears almost an afterthought in the companies eyes.

We cannot place the blame on Ronda, as this was what the company wanted her to do, but it was undeniably poorly thought out.

I was apathetic about the idea of Ronda joining WWE, but now they have managed to turn my feelings, and I suspect many others, into one of slight resentment towards her.

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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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