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Lawler finds inspiration for crown battle at home

Jerry "The King" Lawler didn't have to go far to find inspiration and motivation for his royal rumble with King Booker. A trip home to Memphis, Tenn., helped him focus on teaching the arrogant monarch a lesson.

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Championship addition by subtraction

Mr. Kennedy told you. He told all of us to wait and see what he would do to stake his claim among the upper echelon on Raw. And Bobby Lashley found out the hard way exactly what Kennedy had in mind.

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WWE Legends: Take Warning

As a result of Randy Orton's latest abomination on a noted ring legend, former WWE Champion Sgt. Slaughter got an unwanted one-way trip to a medical facility for a CAT scan. Like Dusty Rhodes before Slaughter, Orton left the Hall of Famer beaten, battered and rethinking any future ideas of competing.

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Lashley to undergo surgery Tuesday

Former ECW Champion Bobby Lashley will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his damaged left shoulder Tuesday in Birmingham, Ala, WWE.com has learned.

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Orton's Headhunting on Cena's Mind

TUCSON, Ariz. -- WWE Champion John Cena shook his head as he replayed the video of attendants wheeling an unconscious Sgt. Slaughter out of the Tucson Convention Center.

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A Dream Come True for Cody

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sometimes after rough beginnings, dreams do come true -- just ask Cody Rhodes.

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Enraged Booker taken out of his game against Lawler

King Booker's eyes bulged with rage in the Raw ring as Triple H's music played throughout the Tucson Convention Center, promoting the King of Kings' return at SummerSlam. Booker was so upset by Triple H's promotion that it possibly threw the monarch off his game as he faced rival royal Jerry "The King" Lawler to settle the dispute over who should wear the crown.

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Lashley to meet with Dr. James Andrews Wednesday

Former ECW Champion Bobby Lashley will meet with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday for further diagnosis on his injured left shoulder, WWE.com has learned.

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Kennedy stakes his claim to contender status, defeating Lashley

It was a case of apples and oranges. And grapefruits. Challenged by the WWE Champion to prove his boasts of being the true No. 1 contender to John Cena's title, Mr. Kennedy proved to a capacity crowd that he could "produce," powering past Bobby Lashley, and apparently injuring the former ECW Champion.

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Sarge Hospitalized, Undergoing CAT Scan

TUCSON, Ariz. -- It was an unprecedented sight in WWE: Sgt Slaughter, his eyes closed and body motionless, being wheeled away on a stretcher after combat in the squared circle.

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