This is a special follow-up piece to last night's abbreviated show report.  We brought you the action but no analysis in the abbreviated format so this is our way to bring you my thoughts on last night's show. 

If you like the format, let me know - we may continue to do something like this going forward.

1. Yes! Yes! Ye...uh....what?

Eric Young has always been a mildly popular underdog character in TNA.  So to put the title on him, even for a brief run, is a minor hit.  TNA really didn't build to this moment though and certainly it wasn't built in a way that really wants viewers to see the change.  That all said, Magnus was a pretty damaged champion in how he was being booked.  Putting the title on Eric Young gives long-time fans a feel good story and Eric Young can really sell this as the biggest moment of his career.  This could help the title feel more important on the heels of a flat Magnus title run.

On that same thought, the 10-man gauntlet match that got Eric Young in the title picture was decent.  Making Eric a serious guy rather than a comedy character has been a bit rough.  Getting the upset victory in the gauntlet was good, then him calling Magnus out for the same show to defend was a way to make him look very stand-up.  I certainly wasn't thinking he would win, but the move was good especially since a title match was going to be on the live tv show rather than the Sacrifice pay per view.

2. MVP Gets Smart...

The heels have had their way with MVP so far, and it's made him look pretty dumb.  On this show though, MVP got smart and set the title match where he forbade all interference.  He has that authority, so he should have been doing it all along.  TNA could have been bold and say this is true for all title matches going forward, which would let fans know  the day of screwjob finishes is coming to an end.  Well, let's take this as a first step.

3. Don't Bring Me Down...

I am not a fan of what's going on between The Bro Mans and The Wolves now.  I can only assume the initial thought was that The Wolves would elevate the Bro Mans, but that's not happening.  The simple fact that the Wolves haven't taken the titles from a team that most fans look at as a bad Jersey Shore mock-up duo just isn't helping at all.

4. More Copycatting...

The segment with Dixie and Bully Ray felt like it was straight off of WWE television.  Dixie pulled off her own Stephanie McMahon impersonation, complete with the slap.  Bully Ray quoted Daniel Bryan by saying TNA belongs to the fans, not Dixie.  It all just felt like a re-run of what we've been watching with the Authority on Raw.  Dixie seems to have dropped the "drunk with power" side of her persona and exchanged it for just being angry.  And truthfully, I'm not interested in seeing where this goes.

5. Expected Results...

The ladies put on a good four-way match even if it was a bit of a spot fest.  Brittany showed some nice offense and put on a good outing, so the next step is that TNA needs to work to get her character over with fans.  It was predictable that Angelina Love would win given the built-in story of the reunited Beautiful People focusing on Madison Rayne.  This was logical, and I will take that every day over just being unpredictable for the sake of being so.

6. Crazy Train...

Ken Anderson's a blonde again.  That was about the only thing I didn't see coming in the Sam Shaw/Christy Hemme segment.  Again, I'm not opposed to something being predictable if it works well and it entertains me.  This segment didn't work for me, though and I thought it was poorly done.  While the live crowds are getting into Anderson's mocking of Shaw, it's also hurting the Shaw character.  His character has a sense of danger to it, but the mocking chants seem to be cutting into that.

That's all for this week.  Let me know if this is a format you like seeing for TNA coverage, and maybe we'll work on something like this going forward.  Join me next Thursday for iMPACT coverage.