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West Coast Popping the question

With No Way Out just nine days away, Friday's edition of "The Cutting Edge" included events that could have implications on Rey Mysterio's battle to regain the World Title, but also life outside the ring for Edge and SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero.

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SmackDown is moving from The CW

The WWE issued the following press release on February 7th: After a successful decade of SmackDown on both UPN and The CW, World Wrestling Entertainment and The CW and have agreed to conclude our partnership. Since CW's exclusive negotiation period ran out as of last Thursday, January 31, we have been contacted and have been in negotiations with other networks.

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Jamie Noble injury update

Superstar Jamie Noble was injured at the hands of Chuck Palumbo on SmackDown, furthering this friendship-turned-rivalry all in front of Diva Michelle McCool. The attack was one of the most brutal in SmackDown's recent history, and has left Jamie Noble with bruised ribs and whiplash.

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WWE Mobile on AT&T exclusive video

Following SmackDown, Jesse explained to the WWE Mobile cameras exactly what the difference is between the "old" Festus and the "new" Festus. Want to find out what he said? You can right now, courtesy of WWE Mobile on AT&T.

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Batista, the only SmackDown participant who has fought in the Elimination Chamber before, opened SmackDown by telling our fans that he meant what he said last week when he told the world that he would win the unprecedented second Chamber at No Way Out. The other participants didn't share the same view as The Animal, and United States Champion MVP was the first to voice his displeasure, followed by Big Daddy V and his mouthpiece, Matt Striker.

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Funaki injured

On Wednesday night at a SmackDown/ECW live event, Funaki received five stitches and suffered a possible broken nose during in-ring competition.

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Fixing Festus

Weeks ago, Jesse finally revealed why he and Festus haven't been seen on SmackDown lately: The big man has been getting medical help for his "bell problem." Last week, however, an excited Jesse told our fans that the doctors have "fixed" Festus, and the popular duo will be returning to action on Friday night. So what exactly was "wrong" with Festus, and how did they fix it? In searching for answers, WWE.com made an appointment with a local psychiatrist to find out what makes the burly big man tick.

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