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The Animal comes home

This Friday, SmackDown heads to Washington D.C., which is the hometown of former World Heavyweight Champion Batista. This week, the Animal told WWE.com that he was looking forward to performing in front of his hometown crowd.

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Arena Report - Verizon Center

Tonight is a homecoming of sorts for several of WWE's biggest names, as SmackDown returns to the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. with only two days until SummerSlam.

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The rivalry continues

Tonight, Bobby Lashley looks for justice to finally be served in his match against the man he claims stole his United States Championship, Finlay.

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The Animal roars into SummerSlam

Just two days before The Animal looks to regain the richest prize in all of sports-entertainment, Batista made a momentous return to his hometown crowd of Washington, D.C. on SmackDown and seized the throne of World Heavyweight Champion King Booker. Based on the events of Friday's SmackDown, one has to believe that at SummerSlam, the "biggest party of the summer" could become the celebration of a new champion.

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King Booker has a Royal Proclamation for Batista

This Friday on SmackDown, King Booker has a Royal Proclamation in store for his SummerSlam opponent Batista. WWE.com caught up with the World Heavyweight Champion to learn more about his surprise.

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No Rules, No Strategy

This Friday, Undertaker and The Great Khali will take their rivalry to a level rarely seen in sports-entertainment. On SmackDown, the dueling monsters will meet in the most brutal of matches, a Last Man Standing Match.

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Last monster standing

Next Friday on SmackDown, we will bear witness to perhaps the most brutal match in SmackDown history, as the ominous Undertaker will meet The Great Khali in a Last Man Standing Match.

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