Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #321 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #321

Posted by Ross K. Foad Sunday, August 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:
HAVE A GO JOE

I loved the confrontation between Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins on Monday Night Raw. Firstly, it was an excellent reminder of how much of a casual bad ass Samoa Joe is, with him not battering an eye to Seth's threats, but it also could foreshadow an in-ring return at some point soon.

While Joe is a wonderful addition to the commentary team, something WWE must clearly agree upon to have kept him there so long, I have always felt that there is unfinished business for Joe in the ring. Not being a TNA fan, I missed out on the boom of Joe's career, but I have always enjoyed his matches in WWE, and I hope that this leads to a few more.

Also, plus points for Tom Phillips. He looked suitably terrified, and, rightly so, kept his mouth shut for a while after to sell how scared he was. A great segment all around.

Don't Touch My Boy

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:
HURTING THE HURT BUSINESS

I know that WWE is high on their new group, Retribution, but I sincerely hope that this focus does not cause them to lose sight of what they have in The Hurt Business.

Having the faction lose both the United States title and 24/7 championship on Raw was not a great look, and a little at odds with how strongly they were being pushed just two weeks prior.

Ok, MVP was not officially recognized as the United States champion, but a loss is a loss and it resulted in them looking like losers.

Yes, the team would end up taking over Raw Underground, and so the loss of the belts may have been part of this move, but, as we have no clue how Underground works in the grand scheme of the program, I am not yet sure if this is a side-step or a downgrade at this point. Fingers crossed it is neither, and they go on to do something awesome there.

New Management

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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