TNA management thinks he’s gorgeous and fans respect his ability, so why hasn’t Magnus been pushed hard yet? His wins over Frank Kazarian and Bobby Roode over the first two weeks of The Bound for Glory series may be the signal that things are about to change.
Better on the microphone than most give him credit for and with a fantastic build and loads of charisma, Magnus is simply in need of a way in the door to the top of the TNA foodchain. Locked for years with veterans, WWE outcasts and TNA originals, maybe now things are different.
TNA always likes to throw things out of left field, so could Magnus be a Bound for Glory winner and World Champion? Fans of the company are sick of the same tired matchups and some fresh blood could spice up the card in the company’s favor.
The last six months haven’t made it easy to be a good guy in the company. With the Aces and Eights running all over the faces of the company, Magnus has looked a bit out of place at times. Regardless, he’s shown flashes of brilliance over the past six months that make it easy to see that the former Tag Team Champion could make an excellent transition to singles superstar.
Before that happens, Magnus needs to continue his makeover in the ring. While his combination of striking, strength and speed is fun to watch at times, it all feels a bit generic. He needs a move or take on a signature or finisher that makes him undeniably different. He doesn’t have that yet.
The addition of the Texas Cloverleaf and Michinoku Driver and steps in the right direction . With just the elbow drop and a nice vertical suplex prior, he’s still in need of more meat. Perhaps with a DDT variation and a signature strike, he can get that added flash to his repertoire. While Magnus is technically solid in the ring and looks good performing his maneuvers, he’s not in the John Cena, AJ Styles or even Kevin Steen league where you can sit back and know that every time he steps in the ring you’re going to get something you won’t see anywhere else.
When that happens, expect big things from the UK import.