Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #208 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #208

Posted by Ross K. Foad Friday, May 11, 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:
SETH ROLLINS RIDES HIGH

At first I assumed that WWE had strapped the Intercontinental Championship on Seth Rollins to make all Shield members Grand Slam champions, and just so that it could be a case of him being able to say that he had been there and done that.

However, in a very short time indeed, Seth has proven his worth with stellar title defenses, exciting open challenges, and the sheer energy that he seems to emit since winning.

He seems so thrilled to be the champion, and in no way acts like a guy who feels the run is beneath him. Compare this to Roman Reigns, who just looked bored during his lackluster run, or even his other Shield brethren, Dean Ambrose, who seemed similarly unfazed about being the champion.

Though, to be fair, that is Dean's natural disposition.

Furthermore, when being asked about the Money in the Bank match, Seth remarked that his focus was on the intercontinental title for now. Finally! A champion who is not The Miz that is happy that they have the title.

While I may not like my beloved Miz being without the belt, I cannot think of a better person to be carrying on the restored prestige of WWE's workhorse title once more.

IC Champ Seth Rollins WWE The Miz Raw

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
3's A CROWD

The rumor mill has worked over time this week with rumblings of a potential third Money in the Bank briefcase being introduced. Going off the recent promos from the likes of The Good Brothers and The Usos, the most obvious candidate would appear to be the tag division.

Do we need this? Not many fans would agree that we do. Sure, it would be more unique than a midcard, NXT, or cruiserweight Money in the Bank, and it could be fun to have a team cash in on the opposing brand and steal their titles, but it still feels unnecessary. Also, TNA did it! Trust me, it was not interesting to watch…

Furthermore, what would the pronoun of the winners even be? We cannot have three Mr. Money in the Banks running around! Of course, you then would have to add a female one should their tag division become a thing. Would this not dilute the prestige of being a briefcase holder in the first place? WWE would then also potentially have to factor in 4 cash-ins into stories every single year!

I love the tag divisions even more than I do the singles, but even I cannot buy into this idea.

SmackDown Live Raw MITB 2018 Cash In Run in Money in the Bank

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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