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5 competitors who had their strings pulled

WWE.com looks back at five examples of competitors who, with their backs against the wall, were left no choice but to do the bidding of others.

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SmackDown Results: Money in the Bank All-Stars deposited bedlam into SmackDown’s main event

On the final stop before one of the most important pay-per-views of the year, Superstars and Divas alike kicked it into overdrive in a furious Friday night struggle for momentum.

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SmackDown Results: Punk snapped on Del Rio following The Mexican Superstar’s assault on Paul Heyman

In a rare appearance on SmackDown, “The Best in the World” CM Punk went head-to-head with World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. But what lit the fuse on The Straight Edge Superstar’s explosive rage?

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Kaitlyn fined $10,000 for slapping WWE referee

Senior Adviser to the SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long has made the decision to fine Divas Champion Kaitlyn $10,000 for slapping a WWE referee during Tuesday night's SmackDown taping.

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SmackDown Results: Consumed with taking down The Shield, Bryan got caught in The Viper's bite

Kane’s frustration with Daniel Bryan left The Big Red Monster’s partner in an unlikely alliance with Randy Orton against the dominating “Hounds of Justice,” while the Ryback Rampage continued and Curtis Axel overcame another former World Champion.

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SmackDown results: Sheamus and Big Show brought the anarchy before the ‘Hell’

Two days before World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Big Show were set to battle one-on-one for the first time ever at Hell in a Cell – in an explosive showdown for the World Title – the two absolute forces of nature unleashed anarchy in the final moments of SmackDown. Witness the fallout as the blue brand was left in chaos.

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SmackDown results: After unleashing a fierce sneak attack on Alberto Del Rio, The Viper tabled Rodriguez with the devastating RKO!

Alberto Del Rio and WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan squared off in a furious SmackDown main event. But, with Randy Orton tweeting his intention to return to the blue brand earlier in the week, there was no telling when or where The Viper would strike.

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Is Drew McIntyre a poorly “Chosen One”?

Drew McIntyre has returned to SmackDown in an effort to live up to the prediction that he will one day become a World Champion. However, things haven’t exactly gone according to plan, and General Manager Theodore Long informed McIntyre that if he doesn’t start winning matches, he could end up fired.

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What's Aksana's agenda?

Aksana is back, and looking more stunning than ever. The former NXT Rookie Diva has been persistently trying to strike up a relationship with SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, but what's her agenda? WWE.com spoke to the Lithuanian beauty about her new appearance and her motives behind her talks with Long.

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SmackDown results: Christian's dream crushed

In the roller coaster world that is WWE, Christian attained a lifelong dream by winning the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules. Then within five short days, had it all slip away at the hands of The Viper, Randy Orton.

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