Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #261 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #261

Posted by Ross K. Foad Thursday, June 13, 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:
A TAG TEAM REVIVAL?

I will not hold my breath that things are going to change in any major way, but I was pleased to see WWE making an effort with the tag title scene this past week. Firstly, while I do prefer Ryder and Hawkins, it was the right call to have The Revival win the Raw tag titles.

Apart from a post-WrestleMania rematch defense, I can scarcely remember anything that the former Edgeheads did after winning them. It was through no fault of their own, but we hardly saw them on TV. At least Dash and Dawson are aligned to Shane McMahon, and that alone surely means an increase in screen time, and, hopefully, a better showcase for the belts going forward.

Meanwhile, over on SmackDown Live, Daniel Bryan and Recyclable Rowan had some excellent segments with Heavy Machinery and the prestigious YOLO tag champs. The match itself was, of course, a complete squash, but enjoyable all the same.

I am looking forward to seeing these pairs collide at, with any luck, Stomping Grounds. After all, it would be nice to have something that is not a Super ShowDown rematch on the card.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
THE FRIENDLY GIANT

The second run of Drew McIntyre on the main roster has been a curious one thus far. Brought up as a bodyguard for Dolph Ziggler, the pair described themselves as allies, not a tag team, but would go on to win the Raw tag titles anyway.

An eventual implosion was a guarantee, but not before they teamed with Braun Strowman in the oddly named Dogs of War faction.

However, despite being surely everything Vince McMahon likes in his wrestlers, Drew did not move into the main event scene. Instead, he continued to be every villain's best mate, and must surely have friendship bracelets with Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin by now. His latest role as Shane McMahon's bodyguard further adds to this idea, and it is becoming increasingly clear that WWE are still not seeing him as a top guy.

How is this possible?

In terms of story, one can understand why everyone does want Drew to be their mate, but what is his reason for going along with it? Out of everyone on the roster, he is one of those in least need of backup.

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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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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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