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Friday night on SmackDown, Rey Mysterio met Finlay in a No. 1 Contender's Match to determine Batista's opponent at Cyber Sunday. But after Undertaker's unexpected appearance left both Mysterio and Finlay laid out in his wake, the World Heavyweight Championship Match for Oct. 28 was put in flux.

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Who's No. 1?

DETROIT -- With World Heavyweight Champion Batista watching from ringside, Finlay and Rey Mysterio faced off on SmackDown last Friday, battling for the right to be named No. 1 contender to The Animal's gold at Cyber Sunday. But the ring could not contain the tension that erupted between the Irishman and Mysterio -- nor could it ultimately keep out another threat to Batista's reign as champion.

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Back in the saddle of destruction

DETROIT -- For the Brothers of Destruction, teaming with each other is like riding a bicycle; they may not do it often, but they never forget how good the ride can feel…especially when it means running down the competition.

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Questions to contend with

Following his Punjabi Prison Match victory at No Mercy, Batista has washed his hands of The Great Khali. As the World Heavyweight Champion informed WWE.com earlier this week, he beat the Punjabi Goliath on his own turf, so no more rematches for the title. However, at Cyber Sunday, The Animal will have to contend with one of two other SmackDown Superstars who squared off in the ring at last Sunday's pay-per-view -- in a contest that only intensified their already heated rivalry.

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Conflicting interests

DETROIT -- Jamie Noble certainly enjoyed the beginning of his Friday night as he sucked up to SmackDown's Acting General Manager, Vickie Guerrero. But Vickie decided to put an end to the self-proclaimed elite opportunist's fun -- by placing him in a match with The Great Khali. Coming off a monumental loss to Batista in the Punjabi Prison Match, the 7-foot-3 Punjabi Goliath showed his much smaller opponent no mercy whatsoever, dominating Noble before applying the vicious Khali Vise Grip for the victory.

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Brothers in arms

Over the last decade, Undertaker & Kane have had more ups and downs than a pogo stick. Much like their SmackDown opponents this Friday night, WWE Tag Team Champions MVP & Matt Hardy, The Phenom & The Big Red Monster don't always see eye-to-eye. When they do, however, there's usually just one thing left in their grim wake: Carnage.

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No more chances?

It often is said that a caged animal is the most dangerous. At No Mercy, Batista proved that theory by brutalizing The Great Khali and escaping the Punjabi Prison first to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Despite going into the unknown, in his opponent's signature specialty match, The Animal was able to conquer Khali for the third time. So what's next for the powerful World Heavyweight Champion? According to him, it's not going to be round four with the Punjabi powerhouse.

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