Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction 1-19-12

Josh Isenberg

Bully Ray tells Sting he has not lost since being a single's star. He feels he deserves the next title match, but Sting says he screwed over other guys and does not deserve it. Bully Ray is upset, and Sting shoves him and tells him to make an appointment to talk to him.

Crimson def. Magnus:

What I Liked:

Crimson looked really physical and dominant in this match, as he should. He gets a roll up win after the Red Sky, which is a nice finisher for a guy like Crimson. It works for him and adapts well with his persona.

What I Disliked:

The match was way too short, did not build any story telling in the ring, and was purely used just to see Crimson pick up a victory. It felt like a Raw match that we have seen of late, with no build or timing. Samoa Joe and Magnus get the last laugh on Crimson and Matt Morgan, which I do not agree with. You do not always have to have the heels save their egos by attacking and standing tall after a loss. The tag team pairing of these two works for me, but do something different to make them threats. Have them attack Morgan with Crimson trapped to do nothing. Be more creative.

Grade: C

Eric Young says he cannot fight women because his mother said he has to be a gentleman. He has a match later tonight. Nothing much here.

Mickie James def. Madison Rayne:

What I Liked:

TNA utilizing their female talent. About time we get some significance in a match. Mickie hits a solid power bomb on Rayne and continues her attacks. I loved seeing the time, the chemistry, and the ability to use the cage for women and not oversell it. Mickie always is a great performer, but I felt Madison did a great job in this match in most facets. She sold moves, took the reigns of the offensive move sets, and was able to work with Mickie in a solid and not cheesy way. It was refreshing to see this match at this timeslot, as well as the Knockouts involved to work the match and further push their feud.

What I Disliked:

It may be time for James to get the title back. This should be the last match she sees without a title on the line. This should be the end to her and Rayne's dispute. The match was good, very good in Knockout terms, but not fantastic. There were a few minor mistakes, but I am not going to nit pick because I was happy to actually see a match with meaning.

Grade: B

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