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A Rey of atonement for Vickie?

Irish author James Joyce once stated, "Mistakes are the portals of discovery." Well, if Mr. Joyce's words ring true, then Vickie Guerrero has undergone an incredible odyssey since last May, and emerged from it as a great Assistant General Manager on SmackDown. This past Friday night, Vickie rectified a year-old mistake she made, when she turned her back on a lifelong family friend and former World Champion. Her solution? To name the returning Rey Mysterio as Chavo Guerrero's opponent at SummerSlam.

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Training of a god

How does a 7-foot-3 Punjabi giant train to be the most dominant World Heavyweight Champion in history? Any way he wants.

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A Flair for motivation

Over his 35 years inside the ring, Ric Flair has become an icon. Literally hundreds of sports-entertainers have gotten into the game because of their reverence for the "Nature Boy"; some have even had the privilege of battling in the squared circle alongside North Carolina's finest. Tonight, one of those proteges, Batista, will re-unite with Flair to take on WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino.

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Caught in the clutches

PHOENIX -- They say that turnabout is fair play. However, there was nothing fair about the way The Great Khali disrupted SmackDown's main event Friday night, and brought one of the biggest legends in sports-entertainment down to his very knees.

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Most Vulnerable Playa

PHOENIX -- On SmackDown Friday night, Matt Hardy was up to the challenge of proving to Montel Vontavious Porter and our fans that he is deserving of another opportunity at the United States Championship. Needless to say, the results of Hardy's pursuits were anything but enjoyable for SmackDown's MVP, whose own game may be flawed when it comes to his latest, and perhaps greatest adversary.

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Handing notice

PHOENIX -- SmackDown kicked off on a happy note Friday night, when General Manager Theodore Long and his sexy fiancée, Kristal, announced in the ring that on September 21, they will declare their vows on the show that's changed Friday nights, and all our fans are invited to attend.

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Most Varied Perception

We've heard it all before. The bragging and boasting, the egotistical ranting and raving of the man who insists that he is better than us all -- the United States Champion, Montel Vontavious Porter. Yet while his talent in the ring speaks for itself, outside the squared circle is a different story. And the one SmackDown Superstar determined to prove MVP wrong and write his own story as a champion is Matt Hardy.

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