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Royal beating

The last time fans at the Wachovia Center saw Rey Mysterio, he was being helped to the back by referee Charles Robinson after an attack by Mark Henry. But unbeknownst to the SmackDown fans and viewers, that wasn't the end of Mysterio's night.

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Opportunity Knocks for SmackDown Superstars

Friday Night on SmackDown, a huge Battle Royal will be held to determine the No. 1 Contender to Rey Mysterio's World Championship at July 23rd's Great American Bash. Early this afternoon, WWE.com caught up with several of the competitors to get their thoughts on the opportunity that awaits them later this evening.

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The Quest from Camelot Begins

Just moments ago, King Booker was victorious in a 14-man Over-the-Top-Rope Battle Royal to become the No. 1 Contender for Rey Mysterio's World Championship at The Great American Bash. WWE.com caught up with King Booker just moments after he reached the backstage area following his triumph.

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Arena Report--Wachovia Center

Philadelphia's Wachovia Center (formerly known as the CoreStates Center and the First Union Center) will host tonight's edition of SmackDown. Philly has hosted a slew of WWE events in past years, including WrestleMania XV, In Your House 10: Mind Games, the 2004 Royal Rumble and Unforgiven in 2000.

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An Animal Unleashed

On this week's edition of Friday Night SmackDown, the Animal was unleashed. Batista made his long awaited return and not only called out Mark Henry, but also delivered a beating of epic proportion when he decimated The World's Strongest Man with a steel chair. Also on SmackDown, the stage was set for the Great American Bash as King Booker won a Battle Royal to become the No. 1 contender for Rey Mysterio's World Championship.

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Sources: Batista will call out Mark Henry

If you've been around the SmackDown locker room at all in the last few weeks, you would've noticed that seemingly all of the talk has been centered around the highly anticipated return of former World Heavyweight Champion, Batista. The Animal has been out of action for several months since being injured at the hands of the World's Strongest Man, Mark Henry. This Friday however, Batista is back.

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SmackDown's Animal unleashed Friday night

While Batista showed his raw emotion that night in Philadelphia, you can bet that he will be showing a totally different kind of emotion when the Animal will once again be unleashed and makes his long-awaited return to SmackDown this Friday.

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