Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #301 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #301

Posted by Ross K. Foad Saturday, March 21, 2020
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:
ASUKA AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

Asuka on commentary during the Rey and Andrea Raw match somehow made up for an entire absent audience. I have no idea what she was saying, but, much like her Japanese promos, you still get the gist behind it all. Add that to her crazy dancing the previous week, and, as long as WWE continues to broadcast out of the Performance Centre, it is clear that Asuka’s inclusion should be mandatory. Whether that is commentary, combat, or, even being on a concession stand.

More Asuka!

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
THE MANIA OF MANIA

It is now official that WrestleMania 36 will be held across multiple locations, across two days, and may incorporate movie like pre-taped material. However, through no fault of their own, there are going to be compromises.

Gone will be the spectacular big stadium entrances, the energy of the crowd, and any semblance that this is the cultivation of our wrestling calendar year. Any title changes or mania moments will undoubtedly feel that much less special. Can you imagine if Drew wins the WWE title? Yes, it will be a big deal, but what a blow if next to nobody is there to celebrate with him. The biggest victory of his career, but one that would get a louder reception if contested in a field of crickets. Similarly, how sad for Edge? He has cited the energy of the crowds being the aspect that he missed the most, and he is going to get none of it here.

Of course, the other options available were to delay the event, which would mean extending stories for an unspecified amount of time, or, actually put it on, and risk infecting thousands of people. What can they do? Sadly, this is the best choice out of the poor hand that they have been dealt.

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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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