Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #249 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #249

Posted by Ross K. Foad Thursday, March 21, 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:
NO MIZTAKE ABOUT IT

A couple of months ago, before they began to team, the rumours of a Miz and Shane WrestleMania match sounded like a strange choice. But now? Take my £9.99! This is going to be far better than it should have any right to be.

What makes it so impressive is how they have actually strung out the story over a lengthy period and kept it interesting. By contrast, we have not even got a WrestleMania opponent for Asuka yet, let alone a story.

But even if this did not have the benefit of a long build, I think that The Miz’s latest promo on SmackDown Live would have more than made up for any pitfalls.

Now, every Miz promo is good, but this one was off the charts. It had extreme passion, references to his real life struggles, and just served as a reminder that he can make almost anything work.

He was a firm face here, something that once upon a time seemed impossible, and he had the entire crowd in the palm of his hands

Shane McMahon and WrestleMania matches can be a hit and miss as far as having a logical story goes, but WWE should really be applauded for the stellar work on the slow burn build for this one.

WrestleMania 35  Shane McMahon SmackDown The Miz Maryse

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
CORBIN VS ANGLE

The news that Kurt Angle will face Baron Corbin for his last match was not exactly met with roaring fan approval this past week. In fact, it has been quite the opposite.

While it does makes sense from a storyline perspective, for Corbin undermined and then replaced him as the General Manager, I am not sure that fans were all that bothered about this ever having any big redemption pay-off.

I like Corbin, but there is no getting around the fact that his name was far down the list of those that fans wanted to see in this spot. After all, this had the potential to be the perfect match to pass the torch to someone of a similar caliber, such as Chad Gable, or to cap off an old rivalry with a legend such as John Cena or The Undertaker.

However, there is speculation that this is a work, and his true opponent has yet to be revealed. Corbin playing up to the heat and Angle admitting that it was not a popular choice certainly feeds into this theory.

Could WWE just be toying with us? It would hardly be the first time, and certainly not the last either.

Fingers crossed.

Kurt Angle Baron Corbin WrestleMania 35 John Cena The Undertaker 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!



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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

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