Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #308 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #308

Posted by Ross K. Foad Saturday, May 9, 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:
BRAY VS BRAUN

I feared that the fiend incarnation of Bray Wyatt was as good as over when he got squashed by Goldberg. It did not feel like he could ever capture that level of momentum again.

However, fast forward a few months, and a recovery process appears to be in full force. It all started with the mind bending Firefly Fun House match at WrestleMania, which was all kinds of crazy, and then straight back into the Universal title picture against Braun Strowman.

I am really enjoying the story telling between the pair, with their Wyatt family history being brought to the forefront, and am very intrigued how this will play out. It is surely too soon for Braun to lose the title, but, is it also too soon to squash Bray again? I cannot tell what is going to happen, and I like it that way. Bray seemed keen to bring Braun back into the fold, which could be where this story is heading, or, it could just be mind games.

Regardless, that WWE did not give up on Bray Wyatt so soon is promising, and I am very much looking forward to seeing it unfold on Sunday's Money in the Bank PPV.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
REIGNING ON HIS PARADE 

WWE originally offered all talent the option of not working during the pandemic if they did not want to, and that it would have no bearing on their status or future. Actions of a caring company, but, only if they stick to them.

Roman Reigns, a two-time cancer survivor, wisely took them up on the offer in order to reduce the risk to his compromised immune system.

No problem, surely?

Well, it has emerged that Vince McMahon is slightly put out that Roman actually accepted the option. Previously, WWE could not feature Roman Reigns enough on television, but this past week saw him edited out of a WrestleMania clip shown on Raw. This is, of course, on top of staff being banned from saying his name on air.

Thankfully, though, I use that term loosely, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reports that it is not as malicious as it might first appear, and that Vince is just blowing hot and cold on whether he likes Roman Reigns or not every single day.

So, in other words, it is not so much a serious punishment, but merely Vince being Vince.

Regardless, it still is a pretty poor way to treat him.

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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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