Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #248 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #248

Posted by Ross K. Foad Friday, March 15, 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?

babyface Cheap Pop professional wrestling WWE Cheap Heat heel

CHEAP POP OF THE WEEK:
DANA THE DEFENDER

While I am not a fan of the wrestling is fake narrative being spewed by Ronda Rousey, I did very much enjoy everything else about her segment on Raw this past week.

Firstly, let us talk about Dana Brooke's involvement. Once I had wrapped my head around the idea that she might also be Lana, or vice versa, it quickly hit me that this was probably the best promo that she had ever done. A tad saccharine? Perhaps, but the passion was undeniable. It also had the advantage of coming completely out of left field. Who would have that Dana would be the one to step up and be the defenders of the marks?

Alas, her bravery was in vain, and Ronda Rousey quickly dispatched of her in a way not to dissimilar to that of Brock Lesnar. While she has always been a killer once she gets going, there was something extra to it this time around. Maybe it just felt this way because there had been no joking, smiling, or exclamations of gratitude beforehand. Either way, this is the Ronda that we have always wanted to see, and it is a shame that the beast has only been awakened so close to her supposed departure.

Still, might as well enjoy it while we can!

WWE Raw Dana Brook Becky Lynch WrestleMania

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
BALOR'S REIGN ENDS

Having Bobby Lashley as the Intercontinental champion is, by itself, a good idea. The first time around was a fairly good reign. Nothing spectacular, but by no means bad. So, by my calculations, reign number two should be one for the ages.

Otherwise, what was the point of making Finn Balor look like such a weak champion? Scarcely three weeks out of winning the title, the Irishman lost it without a single successful title defense. Add this to his one-day universal title reign, and it makes for a somewhat spotty resume as far as being a title holder goes.

All I can think is that they want Finn, or another face, to win the title at WrestleMania, and thus needed it back on a heel.

But would it not have been a better story for both of them to have had the reign uninterrupted till WrestleMania? Was his brief split with Lio Rush worth it?

WWE is sometimes very keen on dishing us out hot potatoes, but sometimes slow cooked stew is just what we need.

Lashley Lio Rush IC TItle Wrestlemania Finn Balor Raw

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!



Subscribe to Smack Talk on iTunes and Stitcher
AUTHOR OF THIS POST: 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

0 comments:

Current EVENTS

Watch Hell in a Cell 2019 PPV Live Results

WWE Hell in a Cell 2019 PPV Predictions and Results

WANT TO WRITE FOR US?

If you would like to join the Smark Out Moment writing team, please send an email via the contact form.

Follow Us





Subscribe to Smack Talk on iTunes and Stitcher

SITE SEGMENTS

LIST OF SPECIAL EVENTS

BRANDS AND SHOWS

TYPES OF POSTS

FOLLOW AMT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow by Email

JOIN THE TEAM

SUPPORT SMARK OUT MOMENT

SMARK MY WORDS