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Inaugural duress

BALTIMORE -- Met by a torrent of audible discontent from Baltimore fans, new World Heavyweight Champion Edge came to SmackDown with a primary focus: to gloat and bask in controversy. The Rated-R Superstar, however, did not account for his inaugural address to be crashed by a focused, angry Animal, just days before their high-stakes championship encounter at Judgment Day.

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Ballin' for gold

BALTIMORE -- Just 48 hours away from their 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at Judgment Day, both the United States Champion Chris Benoit and the challenger to his title, MVP, were in action on SmackDown, with each looking to gain some important momentum for their match Sunday on pay-per-view.

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Playin' to win

BALTIMORE -- Just moments after defeating fan-favorite Matt Hardy, MVP took a moment to speak with SmackDown commentator Michael Cole about Judgment Day. The swaggering hot shot sounded as focused and ready as ever to take on Chris Benoit and finally wrap the ultimate bling around his waist: United States Championship gold.

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InauguRated-R

Out of chaos came clarity. After seeing numerous title opportunities slip out of his grasp over the past few months, Edge knew he couldn't fight the system any longer. He had to rise above it. In a brilliant stroke of Machiavellian mastery, the Rated-R Superstar worked the system like a seasoned lawyer works over a gullible jury. And it paid off in spades, as he now wears World Heavyweight Championship gold around his waist after one of the greatest 48-hour spans in WWE history.

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Passing Judgment

BALTIMORE -- Two days away from Judgment Day, SmackDown was the final stop before the event Sunday on pay-per-view.

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