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Let's not waste any time, and as always, Nick and I will be talking more about some of these topics on the Voice of Wrestling tonight, live from 6:30-7:30 EST. Make sure you don't miss it!
3. King Mo Debuting As Special Enforcer
Although TNA will never admit it, I'm sure their signing King Mo was, in part, a direct response to WWE's recent use of Brock Lesnar. It's clearly on a much smaller scale, but that's understandably par for the course with TNA. They are, in fact, smaller scale. That's not an insult either; it's simply fact.
That being said, I'm curious why the decision was made to make his debut PPV appearance one as a "Special Enforcer". I see little-to-no logic behind introducing an MMA fighter in a non-fighting role.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the main reason they held him out this long so he could train to actually work a match?
IF people are interested in seeing this guy, it will be to see his ability in the ring. TNA will likely put him over as a dangerous fighter, yet they are going to make it all about his acting ability from the beginning. I just see that as a risky move.
By the way, let's not forget that this guy is NOT Brock Lesnar, in terms of name-recognition and credibility. Wrestling fans knew Brock already. Fans that don't follow MMA will have no clue who King Mo is.
This is one of the rare times you'll catch me saying that a short win streak would be most beneficial. Instead, I fear he's just going to taint the story between Roode and Storm.
Maybe my mind will change this week on Impact, as King Mo is set to make his actual debut then, backing up Hogan in his fight against Aces & Eights. I somehow doubt it though.