Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction 2-9-12

Josh Isenberg

Velvet Sky def. Mickie James:

What I Liked:

Everyone expected James to win here, so it was different and somewhat refreshing to see Sky pick up a victory.

What I Disliked:

A sloppy and rushed match here. Neither got really into the flow of things, and it seemed like Mickie was on one page while Sky was on another. It never clicked for me. The two Knockouts also fight, but what is the bigger picture? Is there one?

Grade: D

Sting and James Storm def. Bully Ray and Bobby Roode:

What I Liked:

Throughout the show, Bully Ray's heel character was a big success. Especially in this match, he was aggressive, worked well with Storm, and made an impact at the end. Him not hitting Sting with the title at the end of the match was very fitting. Create suspense, make people want to buy the Pay Per View, and let it stand in the fan's minds for the weekend. I felt like, bigger picture, they did a very solid job with Ray. Will he win the title? I wonder if they will take it off Roode. The action in the ring was alright, but needed more time to develop.

What I Disliked:

Lack of timing in the ring, chemistry was off with a few of the moves from one sequence to another. I really expected more out of the action, and was hoping that Sting would take a backseat to Storm. Storm needed to pick up the victory, not Sting. He is not involved in the title match, so what logic does it make for him to make Roode tap? Are you ordering the Against All Odds PPV? I want to know if you are, why, and if not, what could TNA have done to make you order it?

Grade: B-

Impact Grade: B-

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