13 Ups & 2 Downs From IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts Knockdown 2021

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2. Forced Commentary

Mickie James Veda Scott Melissa Santos
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Mickie James and Veda Scott had their moments together on commentary, but at times, it felt like they were hyping Bound For Glory too forcefully. This felt like James' BFG outing vs. Deonna Purrazzo was mentioned five to ten times per match when really, that talk should have constrained to Deonna vs. Masha Slamovich.

The argument can be made that this was done because of the tournament's nature. The winner earned a future Knockouts Title opportunity, presumably some time after the 23 October pay-per-view. Still, Mickie may not even be the champion for the victor to challenge. Thus, time was wasted in speaking about Mickie's own battles over the tournament itself.

That said, James and Scott still worked well at times. The latter referencing Malia Hosaka as the originator of a kick variation utilised by Jamie Senegal was a little tidbit of information that adds an extra layer to the match. This should have been the case throughout the entire evening.

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