Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #276 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #276

Posted by Ross K. Foad Friday, September 27, 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:
ALWAYS FABULOUS

I was surprised that it took as long as it did for Carmella to win the 24/7 title from R-Truth, but I am glad that WWE finally saw fit to pull the trigger. Firstly, in the sense of kayfabe, she deserves it for all the work she has put in to help R-Truth evade capture and regain the title time and time again. Then, in the context of the real world, she deserves it for playing a part in establishing just how fun the 24/7 division could be.

I realize that many see it as a quaternary tier title, but, as I have said all along, it is a division that offers a very different type of wrestling experience, allows for goofy fun moments, and gives some of the undercard a chance to shine.

Though I felt that the scene waned slightly when WWE started focusing almost exclusively on Drake Maverick and R-Truth, merely because it got a little samey, Carmella's win allows the division to take a different direction for a little while.

After all, as shown in the aftermath of Carmella winning, some of the lesser used women look set to get a little more TV time as they tried to chase Carmella down for the title. Can we have a woman's dominated 24/7 title scene for a while? Why the heck not!

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
NOT TIME YET

Poor Braun Strowman. Always on the cusp of reaching the top, but never quite gets there. Sadly, this past week on Raw was no different Weeks removed from yet another failed Universal title attempt, Braun had his non-title match with Seth Rollins interrupted when he became the latest victim of The Fiend. Admittedly, a cool moment, and one that further cements WWE's faith in Bray Wyatt's creation, but I cannot but help feel sorry that the timing never works out in Braun's favor. They keep building him up and towards this big moment, but there seems to always be another wrestler, another feud, or just a political reason that has meant his time never comes.

It is quite mad when you think about it. Here we have a mountain of a man that once decimated an entire tag division on his own, but always gets bested in singles competition when the big one is the line.

It surely will come, but in the near future? Unless Fox are getting both Brock and Bray, and Braun remains on Raw, I am not sure that it will be anytime soon.

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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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