Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #211 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #211

Posted by Ross K. Foad Saturday, June 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:
JAX ON THE ATTACK

A few weeks ago I felt that it was far too soon for Rousey to be challenging for a championship, and while I still feel that, the segment between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey has certainly peaked my interest for the match far beyond what it was.

While I do agree with detractors that Nia has given us no real reason for a heel turn, I am going to be optimistic that she may offer us her some insight into her mind-set next week. Something as simple as wanting to prove Ronda Rousey is all hype, and no substance, would suffice.

Regardless of whether she does or not elaborate, the fact remains that Nia Jax is a better heel, and with Alexa Bully Bliss well and truly squashed, there was not much value in keeping her face. Face Jax worked in the context of being belittled by Bliss, but where would you go from there? Did you really want to see Jax spouting more insincere corporate drivel straight from a Be a Star?

I loved watching Nia taking sadistic glee in demonstrating how nothing Ronda could do would be effective against her, and how easily she would squash her. A confidant and kick ass Nia is far more fun to watch.

More please.

Ronda Rousey Nia Jax WWE MITB Women's Championship RAW

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
DANCE OFF

Hey WWE! 2000 called, and they want their match stipulation back. Ok, it is an old and lame joke, but perhaps, that is somewhat apt considering the segment that we are talking about today.

Naomi and Lana facing off against each in a dance off match is not too far off the likes of the evening gown and arm wrestling matches of yesteryear, but here in 2018 this felt so out-of-place in today’s product. While I can applaud their decision to mix up the program with something a little out of the ordinary and different, I am not entirely sure this was the right way to do.

Alright, it was no way as demeaning as a chocolate pudding in a pool match, and both women could actually dance very well, but I got the impression that the crowd did not know how to react to such an era throwback.

Though, who could blame them? We have been conditioned to expect so much more from our female competitors these days. Why backtrack now?

Maybe it would have worked better if it had fitted into a story or had some more context such as when The New Day and The Usos were having rap battles, but as a standalone non consequential event? It came across as a time filler and little more.

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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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