Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #335 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #335

Posted by Ross K. Foad Sunday, November 22, 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:

STATE OF THE UNION

I love WWE, but I do not always love how they treat their wrestlers, and this past week has been no exception. It is simply draconian that WWE saw fit to make an example of Zelina Vega for objecting to their stance on personal social media.

However, there is one silver lining to this, and while Vega would probably rather still be employed, or, however WWE define it, she might have just become a martyr.

Following her release, the President of the SAG-AFTRA foundation, the American acting union, sent her a tweet asking her to email him. While the exact nature of this talk has yet to be revealed, we do know that both have declared it a very useful and interesting conversation.

Technically, all WWE wrestlers meet the requirements to join the union, and it would make perfect sense to implement them into a special division.

Talk of a wrestler's union has raged for years, but with no real tangible action. Could we have just seen the first steps to changing that? For the sake of the performers, who give their body and soul to this industry, I certainly hope so.


Media Martyr?

CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:

TAG TEAM TURMOIL

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my disbelief over WWE putting Peyton Royce in a team with Lacey Evans, but that I hoped I had got the wrong end of the stick, and that it was only the presentation of the pair that suggested it.

After all, It seemed ridiculous that they would split up The IIconics just to make another team minus the charisma or connection, right?

Wrong. They did it.

That Peyton Royce singles push is nothing but a pipe dream now, and it is very apparent that this is a legitimate tag team. However, what is not clear is why? Their shtick is that they do not like each other very much, with Lacey coming across as catty towards Royce in interview, but not in a fun Team Hell No kind of way.

Heck, Nia Jax and Shayna Bazler did it better, but, as those two now get along fine, I presume that WWE felt the need to create another team with the dysfunctional dynamic.

Or, maybe they are just making it all up as they go along.

Dream Team?


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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