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WWE Mobile on AT&T exclusive: Festus' fate

It was another successful Friday Night SmackDown for Jesse & Festus, as the corn-fed colossus scored a singles win over Zack Ryder. But as all of SmackDown also learned on Friday night, crossing Vickie Guerrero, Edge and their "familia" will mean swift and severe punishment. Following SmackDown, the General Manager had some news for Festus regarding his next Friday night battle. You can be one of the first to see the exclusive footage right now on WWE Mobile on AT&T.

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Michelle motors to victory … but pays the price

MIAMI -- After an intense four-week battle, Michelle McCool emerged as the winner of the SmackDown Diva Competition. Unfortunately for the All-American Girl, the status of the blue brand's top Diva comes at a painful price: The tune of two other Divas knocking her and runner-up Cherry to the floor.

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Mixed Emotions

Saying goodbye to wrestling legend Ric Flair has not been easy for our fans and WWE Superstars alike. On Friday Night SmackDown, Shawn Michaels tried to explain what it feels like to have ended the career of his boyhood idol, ‘Naitch, at WrestleMania XXIV. But while struggling to express his mixed emotions, HBK was confronted in the ring by Batista, who claimed HBK's actions on The Grandest Stage of Them All were both selfish and wrong.

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Family meetings

MIAMI -- Just days after winning the World Heavyweight Championship, Undertaker was thrust into action against his brother -- the new ECW Champion, Kane. SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero made the match and later levied that if either champion failed to compete, they would be stripped of their title.

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Unfinished business

While the "Nature Boy" has made his final appearance in a WWE ring and said his final goodbye on Raw, another North Carolinian, Matt Hardy, used Monday night as his long-awaited return to competition. When the tidal wave of applause and appreciation for Ric Flair ultimately subsided long after Raw went off the air, WWE.com caught up with an emotion-fueled Hardy on his way out of the arena. Though still moved by Flair's farewell address, the SmackDown Superstar readily switched his focus to his reemergence.

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