Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #242 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #242

Posted by Ross K. Foad Friday, January 25, 2019
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:
BROSKIS ARE BACK

While Heath Slater's refereeing stint may not have brought him dividends beyond a few weeks of TV time, the same fate might not be awaiting Curt Hawkins following his donning of the black and white stripes on Monday Night Raw.

Firstly, I really enjoyed watching Hawkins referee, as his calling out of  The Revival on every cheap shot and trick was a refreshing change. A referee who knows the rules and what to watch out for? I know that it was for the story, but his strong enforcement did add an extra air of legitimately to the match.

However, as fun as this was, the main take away from this segment was what happened after the bell. For after being beaten down by an upset Dash and Dawson, who should make the save, but his former Edgehead buddy, Zack Ryder.

While it is not official that they are back together as a team, history proves that WWE rarely does the former partner makes the save act without having them reunite. So, unless Curt Hawkins was dead set on having a greater record than Barry Horowitz, having the Major Brothers back might be just what both men need right now.

WWYKI.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
MUSHROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Do not get me wrong, I am loving having Vince McMahon back on television, but what on earth was that story about David and Goliath and mushrooms about?

It started off reasonable enough, with Vince comparing Finn Balor vs. Brock Lesnar to the bible parable, but it quickly became very odd with his version including David eating all the mushrooms in the neighborhood, and then getting crushed by Goliath.

What?

I love a bit of random, but this felt more like it bordered on Vince forgetting lines and making up an approximation of his initial point. Sort of.

It was effective in that it was memorable, but I still am unsure what to make of it, or if it even helped to build the match or the participants.

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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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