Three mysteries were solved on Thursday night's episode of TNA Impact.

Mick Foley was revealed as the person pulling the strings with The Network, which was predictable; Chris Harris returned as Matt Hardy's tag team partner, which was a letdown; and Chyna was introduced as Kurt Angle's "mistress." That by far was the most interesting of the three and it was one I didn't see coming.

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Chyna, who has been out of wrestling since leaving WWE in 2001 except for a few appearances in Japan several years ago, will team with Angle against Jeff and Karen Jarrett in a mixed tag team match on Sunday's Sacrifice pay-per-view.Chyna's presence in TNA shows why people in wrestling always say "never say never." Over the past several years, she's largely been a train wreck whose public meltdowns were sad to watch.

I would say I'm shocked that TNA would do business with her considering her reputation, but then again, this is the company that has employed the likes of Scott Hall and Jeff Hardy.

It has been reported by The Wrestling Observer that the gigantic Lindsay Hayward (aka Aloisia, aka Isis The Amazon) was the original choice to be Angle's "mistress" (she was the first person I thought of when Angle announced on TV that he was bringing in a mystery woman). Hayward had a tryout match in TNA, but, according to the Observer, she rubbed people the wrong way backstage.

From a story line standpoint, Chyna makes more sense anyway. She and Jeff Jarrett had a program together in WWE in 1999 that culminated in the memorable Good Housekeeping Match that saw Chyna win the Intercontinental title. Of course, newer fans probably don't know about that feud, and some may not know anything at all about Chyna. She did get a huge pop when she came out in the Impact Zone, though.

She didn't say a word, which was reminiscent of her early days in WWE when she played Triple H's silent, heavily muscled bodyguard. These days, however, the only thing truly freakish about Chyna's physique is her massive boob job.

Chyna was introduced by Foley after he revealed himself to be The Network's representative. Like I said earlier, Foley was a predictable choice for the role (I called it five weeks ago), but that doesn't mean that he's not the right choice. I'm glad to see him back in the mix on TV.

The head-scratcher on Thursday's show was Harris – James Storm's former tag partner in America's Most Wanted – coming back to be Hardy's mystery partner to go against Storm and Bobby Roode.

Sure, I get that there's history there, but TNA teased that there was going to be a tag team dream match between the Hardy Boyz and Beer Money, and then instead of delivering that, out comes a bloated-looking Braden Walker. Weak.

Other thoughts on Thursday's show:

The other big news was the much-talked about changing of the show's name from TNA Impact to Impact Wrestling. Foley announced it, saying that "wrestling matters," and the focus is now going to be on what happens in the ring rather than backstage politics. With Vince Russo writing the shows, I'm skeptical about that one. I do think it's a good idea for TNA to push the word "wrestling" seeing as how it's banned in WWE. In true TNA fashion – where nothing is ever simple – there was confusion as to whether the name of the company was changing from TNA to Impact or just the TV show. It seems that it's only the show, which is disappointing. The TNA name has always made it hard to take the company seriously, and I'm surprised it wasn't dropped years ago. I'd go all the way with the re-branding effort, but that's just me. …

I enjoyed the 25-man battle royal main event that determined who would meet the winner of Sunday's match between TNA world champion Sting and Rob Van Dam at next month's Slammiversary pay-per-view. Mr. Anderson winning (he eliminated Bully Ray for the victory) made sense based on how the story line has played out the past few months. …

I liked that Matt Morgan was put over as a monster before he was eliminated from the battle royal. I'm cautiously optimistic that the payoff to Morgan's long chase of the world title is going occur in the not-too-distant future. …

The show-opening promo with Jeff and Karen Jarrett trying to call a truce with Angle was fine, but I thought it went on a little long before Angle finally came out. Karen did a great job of selling how upset she was when Chyna was revealed as Angle's tag team partner. …

Who did A.J. Styles tick off to end up in another program with Tommy Dreamer? Or perhaps the question is, who does Dreamer have incriminating photos of to get himself in another program with Styles? Look, I have no doubts that Tom Laughlin is a heck of a nice guy, but the Tommy Dreamer character at this point does nothing for me. I'm not saying he doesn't have some value to the company, but I think he has more to offer behind the camera with the likes of Al Snow and D'Lo Brown than in front of it with the likes of Styles. …

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I'm disappointed that Mickie James didn't cut a promo this week to explain why she decided on a stipulation for her TNA Knockouts title defense against Madison Rayne at Sacrifice that would grant Tara her freedom from Rayne. Mike Tenay said something about there being mutual respect, but since James and Tara have hated each other in the story line, it would have been nice to have James put it in her own words. …

I was surprised at first that Miss Tessmacher pinned Rayne in the tag match in which Tessmacher and James defeated Rayne and Tara, but it made sense after I thought about it. Rayne getting beat added to the tension between her and Tara, and it wouldn't have been wise to have James pin Rayne before their title match. …

I haven't seen enough of Tessmacher yet to tell how good she is or isn't in the ring, but I can say with absolute certainty that she's a lot of fun to watch. …

Speaking of fun to watch – although in an entirely different way – the Sangrieto-Suicide match (won by Sangrieto) was entertaining. …

The three-way match that saw Crimson defeat Samoa Joe and Abyss was hard-hitting but way too short (less than three minutes). …

Abyss looks even more frightening now that he is missing his bottom two front teeth (the result of a stiff kick to the face by RVD).

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