When a fighter loses a huge match or a sports team blows the big game, there are two directions they can go. They can learn from their mistakes and continue upward or they can become laser focused on their shortcomings and spiral into a slump. A disappointment or loss can catapult an athlete drastically in the direction they choose. In the wake of last week’s loss of the GFW Global Championship to Alberto El Patron, many are wondering where Magnus goes from here. Will he continue to be the fighter he was as Champion? Or will defeat get the best of Magnus? Last week’s battle for the Global Championship was certainly a hard fought battle by both men and it appeared in the closing moments that Magnus may have had El Patron exactly where he wanted him before a quick roll off the back into a cross armbreaker would secure the victory for El Patron.
To be as accomplished and decorated an athlete at Magnus is at such a young age, it is difficult to think that he would let himself fall victim to any sort of slump or difficulty in bouncing back. Depending on where he sets his sights, Magnus could easily find himself back in the title picture for either the Global Championship or Lashley and the IMPACT World Title. Unless, of course, he lets himself be shaken by losing the championship that he held and defended worldwide for over a year and a half.
The only man who can make that decision is Magnus. In the sport of professional wrestling, mental strength is just as crucial as physical strength. If Magnus can keep both intact, he will continue to be a fierce competitor here at IMPACT Wrestling.