So you would have rather that the Slammiversary Main Event end with another A&8s run in against Morgan and having Sting save him than to have Bully beat Sting in the ring and they jump him to send him out of the Impact picture for the next few months? I think we see enough run-ins on Impact and I don’t like the idea of paying $35 to see something that I would expect on any given Thursday night.
Yes, it is possible to lose and still look strong; Morgan did that in his loss to Sting. Hell, Sting even sold it by being shocked that he was actually able to make Morgan pass out as Morgan had dominated him most of the match. And yes, they could have had Sting be taken out at an Impact like they built up Corpus Christi against Hardy; but they didn’t have the time for that. They would be working on both setting up a #1 contender in Morgan for Slammi and rush the angle of Bully vs. Sting that has been building since Bully convinced Sting to let him be his partner at BFG. Not having Sting face Bully for the title at a major PPV, only to give it to Morgan seems like a rushed payoff to a story that has been building for over 9 months now.
Plus, it stalls Morgan’s push by giving him this shot; have him lose in some random fashion, only to give him another shot on Impact and have the same result. Morgan won't beat Bully for the title because he isn't saving TNA; if he is to be the "lesser of two evils" to take the belt off of Bully, we need more time to let the angle build before Morgan will take it from Bully. What they are doing is building Morgan and when they do unleash him into a shot at the WHC, he will be a newly crowned one after the PPV because we have had time to see just how vicious the pissed off giant has become. I think long term it will help Morgan, especially if what we are thinking is what comes to pass; AJ takes the belt off of Bully, and Morgan demolishes Styles for the belt. I only wish that AJ isn’t the one to take it off Bully because whoever does seems destined for a transitional reign as Hardy was, but I don’t see enough Faces in TNA to handle rebounding from a that the way Styles can. It just seems fruitless with Styles’ recent changes in personality.