Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #212 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #212

Posted by Ross K. Foad Friday, June 8, 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:
BARON ON THE BEAT

Hello hello hello and what is all this then? A surprising development occurred this week when Constable Corbin reported for duty as Stephanie McMahon's latest enforcer for Monday Night Raw. Whilst having a wrestler act as a heavy for an authority figure is nothing new, there is something that quite excites me about this concept.

Firstly, Corbin does not seem to be following marching orders exclusively. His role appears to entail some level of discretion to act as he sees fit in the interest of integrity. Of course, we cannot expect someone like Corbin to stick to playing this straight and narrow, and he is obviously going to relish in dishing out punishments for the most minor of transgressions. This is an absolute perfect role for someone like Baron Corbin, and one that going to do a lot for his character development in the long run.

I know that some people loathe the idea of yet another bad guy boss running amok, but what people need to remember is that, unlike Stephanie McMahon, he is a full-time active member of the roster, and can take bumps and bruises that she, and even Kurt, cannot. Sure, people would obviously be silly to confront him and expect no repercussions, but the point is that he is not as untouchable as some others have been in the past.

I look forward to seeing where this one leads.
WWE Raw GM Stephanie McMahon Baron Corbin Authority Kurt Angle


CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
INZAYNLY DULL

Are there any feuds less engrossing on the card than Sami Zayn vs. Bobby Lashey? Remember, this all started because Zayn claimed Lashey had given him vertigo. A funny heel quip to excuse his own shortcomings, but given what we have seen thus far, nowhere near worthy of evolving into a feud.

Where has it gone since then? Well, mostly Sami making baseless claims about how Bobby Lashley is a bad person and trawling his social media to find examples of this. Sadly, Bobby is nowhere near interesting enough for anyone to really care about this expose. If anything, they are more on the man who definitely was not El Generico's side.

Even the stupidest things can get over if the wrestlers are committed enough to make it work, but Sami Zayn is fighting a losing battle here. He is doing the absolute best that he can with what he has been given, but is let down by poor writing, and the undeveloped and bland character that is Bobby Lashley.

Still, at least we probably have a showcasing of Bobby Lashey's MySpace page to look forward to…

Money in the Bank 2018 Raw Sisters Sami Kevin OWens Bobby Lashley

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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