Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #282 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #282

Posted by Ross K. Foad Sunday, November 10, 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:
PICKING UP THE PIECES

I was pleasantly surprised when WWE picked up where they left off with the Rey Mysterio and Brock Lesnar feud.

While it had seemed like a direction they were going when Rey Mysterio won the number one contender spot, it soon became clear that it was a little more than a plot device to usher in Cain Velasquez. However, with that spot now done and dusted, and Cain out injured, the Brock and Rey feud is once again running at full speed.

Was this the plan along? Or just a lucky break for Rey?

Regardless, despite Cain’s UFC history with Lesnar, Brock’s feud with Rey always felt like the better story here, and allowing this all-ready built feud to run its course makes perfect sense. In addition, these two have not faced off since around 2002, and so for many it will be a new match entirely. Lastly, great story aside, I would argue that Brock works better with smaller talent. and who is there smaller, and with more talent, than Rey?

WWE Rey Brock Survivor Series Championship 2019

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
WARRIOR WORRIES

It is frustrating to write a heat segment about wrestlers just one week removed from writing about them in a pop segment, but sometimes that is just the way this business falls. Previously, the Kabuki Warriors were riding high after turning heel, winning the women’s tag belts, getting rid of Paige, and then, possibly, having one or both entering a program with Becky Lynch. Sadly, with the focus now being on brand warfare at Survivor Series, the latter concept appears to have now disappeared into the ether.

I also wish that I could say that it does not matter, as at least they are dominant tag champs, but, after suffering a non-title match loss to the makeshift team of Natalya and Charlotte, I am starting to see the writing on the wall. Sooner or later, with the emphasis on sooner, WWE will want to give Charlotte a run with the tag titles so that, she too, can be a female grand slam winner. I really hope that I am wrong, and this is just a shock win for the sake of a win, but I feeling that, much like the week before WrestleMania, Asuka is going to find a potentially awesome run being cut short to help Flair.

WWE Natayle Flair Charlotte Asuka Kaira Sane Tag Womens

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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