TNA did a nice job of setting up the upcoming Kurt Angle-Sting pay-per-view match last night on Impact, thanks in large part to Jeff Jarrett.

The show was built around whether Angle and TNA world champion Sting would agree to wrestle each other at the Destination X pay-per-view on March 15. Jarrett carried the angle with his mic work, as he manipulated Angle into signing a contract to face Sting despite the protests of Main Event Mafia members Kevin Nash and Booker T.

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After Angle signed the contract, he attacked Jarrett, so there will likely be another match between them, perhaps at the Lockdown pay-per-view in April. Their match at the Genesis pay-per-view last month was Match of the Year material.

Other thoughts on last night's show:

Perhaps I didn't get a good enough look at it, but was that a sling blade that Samoa Joe had pressed up against Scott Steiner's throat? I agree that TNA needs to try to rehabilitate Joe's character after it made him look like a whiner for so long, but isn't threatening to slit someone's throat taking things a little too far? What made the whole thing even more absurd was that something so extreme was never even mentioned again during the show. …

Steiner's reaction at the end of that scene was great. He had a wide-eyed look and his voice raised an octave when he said to Lauren, "That was a knife!" …

Don West's heel promo on Mike Tenay and subsequent walk-off came completely out of nowhere. I'm not really surprised, however, because feuding announcers are a Vince Russo staple. Personally, I think they are a waste of time. No one is going to tune in to Impact or purchase a pay-per-view to see West feud with Tenay. I'm willing to bet that West's claims that Tenay wouldn't speak up for him when his future as a broadcaster was discussed in meetings is based on some real-life incident – another Russo staple.

This West-Tenay exchange reminded me of the one between Tony Schiavone and Tenay in 2003 in TNA. (To watch the Schiavone-Tenay confrontation, click here. Listen to the audience reaction and check out the signs in the crowd, which appear about six minutes in. Be forewarned that there is some foul language). …

I do have to admit that West cut a good promo, but I have never been a fan of his announcing and would be happy to see someone else do color commentary. My choice would be Jim Cornette. Mick Foley did a nice job when he was on Smackdown, but I don't think TNA brought him in to be an announcer. …

Speaking of Tenay, I cringed when he used the word "biyatch." Someone must have told him to say that, because it is totally out of character. …

I love hearing Foley tell stories about his career, but it seems strange for him to be putting over Randy Orton as one of the best in the business on a TNA show. ...

Madison Rayne has only been around for about a week or two and she has already turned heel. It truly is amazing. …

The Kongtourage has officially imploded after less than two months as a unit, with Kong and Raisha Saed on one side and Sojournor Bolt and Rhaka Khan on the other. …

The Beer Money versus Rock and Rave Infection match was pretty good. I'm always happy to see Robert Roode and James Storm on the show. Lance Rock was pinned, so he must leave TNA. Rave has been released as well. Rock (formerly known as Lance Hoyt) moves well for a big guy and has a decent look, so I wouldn't be surprised if WWE showed some interest. As for Rave, a return to Ring of Honor seems logical considering his wrestling style, but he reportedly didn't leave ROH on the greatest terms two years go....

TNA's latest attempt at comedy was to make fun of Booker's real last name, which is Huffman. Hilarious, isn't it? …

Speaking of Booker, he pointed to a picture of himself and Muhammad Ali and said, "That's The Greatest. And the other guy is Muhammad Ali." It made me laugh – not last night, but last summer when he said it the first time. …

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Just wondering: Does The Front Line still exist?

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