Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #359 | Smark Out Moment

Cheap Pop & Cheap Heat of the Week in Wrestling #359

Posted by Ross K. Foad Saturday, May 8, 2021

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:

LEFT-HAND MAN

The Head of The Table angle has continued to dominate as one of the best long-term WWE stories in years, and, while in no danger of feeling stale, the return of Jimmy Uso was a welcome one nevertheless.

Interestingly, they did not throw him into the group just like that, but instead presented him as a man with a moral dilemma. His line of thinking was still way back when before Jey fell into line, and it is far more realistic that he has not just accepted it in the months that followed.

The ending of the show suggested that he might have now become the left hand man, but, then again, he could have just rushed to attack Cesaro out of loyalty to his brother. A reason to tune in next week and an interesting wrinkle to an already excellent story.

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CHEAP HEAT OF THE WEEK:

A HURTFUL END

I cannot say that it was a huge surprise, but Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander's split on Raw was a limp end to a sorry saga.

Following their pointless departure from The Hurt Business, they had lost momentum with every passing week. There was no longer a direction, a purpose, or a theme to their team. Where were the promos to help show who they were now? They were just the ex-hurt business guys, and that was, sadly, not enough.

In the long run, this second split could turn into a silver lining, or, at least for the still very young Cedric Alexander, who can now reinvent himself as something new entirely, but I am not so sure where it leaves the 45-year old Shelton Benjamin. The man can still work and move in a fashion that belittles his years, but will WWE still see that?

Ultimately, I am trying to find the positive here, but, at the end of the day, I wish I did not have to. There was nothing to gain by having them removed from the group in the first place.

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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 an actor and writer who has been a wrestling fan ever since the early '90s. You can keep up to date on his endeavors on Twitter and YouTube.

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