Originally Posted by Papa Pillman
While like most, I do hold Barrett's mic skills in high regard and agree that he's better than Magnus; I'd say the difference is somewhat negligible, as Magnus was also pretty solid with the stick.
As far as their ring work, I disagree with you. I don't think either guy is much more than average as a worker between the ropes, but I would give Magnus the slight advantage in that category.
Either way, though I'd accept both as decent additions to the current roster, the promotion is flush with good quality characters/talkers that aren't very special as in-ring performers, and they could desperately use more guys that excel at the latter and that improve Impact's overall workrate- and neither Barrett nor Magnus really does that.
I'm way more excited(though not holding my breath) to see someone from the NOAH partnership, like Nakajima or Shiozaki, show up for some appearances. Considering what the promotion currently lacks, they would be of more benefit to the product than a guy like Magnus.
I am going to have to assume that, aside from the mentioned Jarrett connection, Magnus's rumored return is to add a known Impact star from the UK to aid the company in their negotiations with ITV.
Magnus isn't bad in the ring. I find him almost near to Barrett but still, Barrett interests me more be it with his wrestling skills or mic skills.
About NOAH, TNA superstars' first appearance has been announced and I will surely check out since I know nothing about NOAH or any of its superstars.
About UK wrestlers, TNA should try to hire Will Ospreay or Zack Sabre Jr. Also need to keep Drew Galloway.