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It's an old adage that money makes people do crazy things sometimes. Unfortunately, WWE Superstar John Bradshaw Layfield and his wife Meredith Whitney are finding this out the hard way.

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Undertaker and Batista promised to have each other's backs against the combo of Mark Henry & The Great Khali on Friday night; unfortunately, thanks to a little interference, it was their fronts that got exploited.

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- As Ricky Ricardo might say, JBL, you've got some 'splainin' to do to. This past Friday night on SmackDown, JBL interfered in the big tag team main event. Attacking both Batista and Undertaker as they prepared to defeat Mark Henry & The Great Khali, he allowed Henry & Khali to leave The Animal & The Phenom decimated in the middle of the ring.

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Unable to compete on SmackDown because of the injury to his head, WWE Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy made sure that he kept his "friend" and fellow champion MVP warmed up for the next time they team together. Matt informed his cocky partner that he would compete in one-on-one action against Kane -- the one man who seems to have the Ballin' Superstar's number in the ring.

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It seems Matt Hardy must continue to suffer on the sidelines, at least for another week. After last week's Tag Team Match on SmackDown, during which Hardy sustained a skull-deep gash that required 17 stitches to close, doctors would not clear him to compete at Cyber Sunday against fellow WWE Tag Team Champion, MVP. Hardy received the same diagnosis from doctors this week, and is therefore not cleared to compete -- either alongside or against the United States Champion -- on Friday Night SmackDown.

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- After three consecutive weeks of facing the biggest Superstars on SmackDown in The Great Khali, Undertaker and World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Jamie Noble finally got to pick on someone closer to his own size -- Rey Mysterio. Actually, that was only made possible by Acting SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero, who has "tormented" Noble by putting him in the ring with giants. This week, Noble thought Guerrero had taken mercy on him and he looked to get back on the winning track.

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Needless to say, tasting defeat on Raw -- not to mention a filthy sock in his mouth -- did not sit well with Jonathan Coachman. (Regardless of the fact that he wasn't sitting well anyway, thanks to Hornswoggle's mini-Socko punches to the groin.) Therefore, at Friday Night SmackDown, he'll have an opportunity at earning ring retribution when he squares off against the less-than-impartial referee for that Raw bout, Mick Foley -- right there, in Uniondale, N.Y.!

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Jamie Noble must feel like Gulliver these days. Battling all creatures big and small, he's had a whirlwind second half of 2007, much like the titular character in Gulliver's Travels. But instead of being shipwrecked, he's been more like henpecked by Acting SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero...and for good reason, Noble says.

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As WWE toured the New York City area this week, two of SmackDown's brightest young talents, the Major Brothers, were happy to be back to where their love and passion for sports-entertainment began -- their home of Long Island.

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He's already SmackDown's color commentator and host of the John Bradshaw Layfield Show on talk radio. But now, the man you know and love as JBL has a new gig -- contributor to the Fox Business Channel.

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Following the events of last Friday, a blockbuster main event has been made for this coming Friday Night SmackDown. You can find out who will be doing battle in that monstrous match now, exclusively on WWE Mobile on AT&T.

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Five. It's a nice, round number. But in regards to the story of Batista vs. Undertaker, is it a number that you, the fans, want to see? The two behemoths have done battle four times in 2007, and with The Animal finally getting on the board at Cyber Sunday, the battle stands at one win apiece with two draws. After witnessing Batista retain the World Title on Sunday night, many fans in Washington, D.C. had mixed opinions about whether or not the saga needs a fifth chapter.

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Financial Risk

It's an old adage that money makes people do crazy things sometimes. Unfortunately, WWE Superstar John Bradshaw Layfield and his wife Meredith Whitney are finding this out the hard way.

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New York knockout

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Undertaker and Batista promised to have each other's backs against the combo of Mark Henry & The Great Khali on Friday night; unfortunately, thanks to a little interference, it was their fronts that got exploited.

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What the hell, JBL?

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- As Ricky Ricardo might say, JBL, you've got some 'splainin' to do to. This past Friday night on SmackDown, JBL interfered in the big tag team main event. Attacking both Batista and Undertaker as they prepared to defeat Mark Henry & The Great Khali, he allowed Henry & Khali to leave The Animal & The Phenom decimated in the middle of the ring.

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The gates have opened

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Unable to compete on SmackDown because of the injury to his head, WWE Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy made sure that he kept his "friend" and fellow champion MVP warmed up for the next time they team together. Matt informed his cocky partner that he would compete in one-on-one action against Kane -- the one man who seems to have the Ballin' Superstar's number in the ring.

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Healing Hardy not yet cleared

It seems Matt Hardy must continue to suffer on the sidelines, at least for another week. After last week's Tag Team Match on SmackDown, during which Hardy sustained a skull-deep gash that required 17 stitches to close, doctors would not clear him to compete at Cyber Sunday against fellow WWE Tag Team Champion, MVP. Hardy received the same diagnosis from doctors this week, and is therefore not cleared to compete -- either alongside or against the United States Champion -- on Friday Night SmackDown.

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A challenging week

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- After three consecutive weeks of facing the biggest Superstars on SmackDown in The Great Khali, Undertaker and World Heavyweight Champion Batista, Jamie Noble finally got to pick on someone closer to his own size -- Rey Mysterio. Actually, that was only made possible by Acting SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero, who has "tormented" Noble by putting him in the ring with giants. This week, Noble thought Guerrero had taken mercy on him and he looked to get back on the winning track.

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Coach vs. Foley: Officially personal

Needless to say, tasting defeat on Raw -- not to mention a filthy sock in his mouth -- did not sit well with Jonathan Coachman. (Regardless of the fact that he wasn't sitting well anyway, thanks to Hornswoggle's mini-Socko punches to the groin.) Therefore, at Friday Night SmackDown, he'll have an opportunity at earning ring retribution when he squares off against the less-than-impartial referee for that Raw bout, Mick Foley -- right there, in Uniondale, N.Y.!

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Noble's novel nightmare

Jamie Noble must feel like Gulliver these days. Battling all creatures big and small, he's had a whirlwind second half of 2007, much like the titular character in Gulliver's Travels. But instead of being shipwrecked, he's been more like henpecked by Acting SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero...and for good reason, Noble says.

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A Major homecoming

As WWE toured the New York City area this week, two of SmackDown's brightest young talents, the Major Brothers, were happy to be back to where their love and passion for sports-entertainment began -- their home of Long Island.

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John "Business" Layfield

He's already SmackDown's color commentator and host of the John Bradshaw Layfield Show on talk radio. But now, the man you know and love as JBL has a new gig -- contributor to the Fox Business Channel.

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WWE Mobile on AT&T exclusive video

Following the events of last Friday, a blockbuster main event has been made for this coming Friday Night SmackDown. You can find out who will be doing battle in that monstrous match now, exclusively on WWE Mobile on AT&T.

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Five for fighting?

Five. It's a nice, round number. But in regards to the story of Batista vs. Undertaker, is it a number that you, the fans, want to see? The two behemoths have done battle four times in 2007, and with The Animal finally getting on the board at Cyber Sunday, the battle stands at one win apiece with two draws. After witnessing Batista retain the World Title on Sunday night, many fans in Washington, D.C. had mixed opinions about whether or not the saga needs a fifth chapter.

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Flame war "Spear"-ited reaction "Corre"-onation The landscape has changed Power and glory Perfect end to 2010 In the giving mood Four for all Mistaken catastrophe Trifecta of torture Royal pain Survival mode One good burn deserves another Yellow, black and blue Crashing the funeral Superiority test Assembling Team SmackDown Outclassed Unstoppable force Paul Bearer's return! Monster mash At the gates of hell Laughter from the grave Disruption in the force Del Rio arrives in style SmackDown prepares for a scorcher Accusations run Red Throwing out the rules Big heart in Little Rock Unleashed and uncovered Big present; Big Red future Rules are meant to be broken Hot pursuit A Fatal proclamation Seeing red Unnatural Phenom-enon Back in black Stepping Over the Limit With help from above Out of control; Over the Limit The new faces of SmackDown To the Extreme "All-American American" in London Extreme contention Jackpot in Vegas Kick start to WrestleMania Nine days until WrestleMania A "Highlight" assault Ready, set, Spear! Fear of the Spear Awakening The Deadman Charging toward the Chamber Opportunity knocks Whirlwind before the Rumble No fear Locked in the cage with a wild Animal Stunned contenders Time to Rumble DX-Mas Night SmackDown From here to Christmas Street Fight night Turmoil launched with a chair Hungry Animal heading to WWE TLC Survival instincts run wild Destruction before Survival? Altered beast SmackDown for Survival Battle before the war Earning the right to "brag" Punked! SmackDown celebrates a decade To hell and back Consumed in controversy Reaching the point of submission Death and rebirth Extreme exodus Hardys ride again! Family reunion Family conundrum Sore loser Preparing for battle Getting burned in the Miami heat Anarchy in Bakersfield An eye for an eye Rage before The Bash Rampage in Roanoke Road to Raw Shake Rattle and Rollin' to the Extreme Wild west A lean, mean Extreme scene Preparing for Judgment Reserving Judgment Robbing the bank in the face of Judgment Bedlam beckons Backlash Backlash bound And onto the stretcher Road closing; 'Mania rising A phenomenal entrance Layin' the SmackDown 500 times over Takin' it back Disruption eruption No Cena allowed Twisted hate Prelude to Satan's Structure Chaos loading the Chamber Decisive Elimination The Rumbling of foul play Tragedy erupts Lost in Jeopardy Hardy New Year! Toronto title quest With destiny Arma-gotten, Superstars lookin' to Rumble Bridgeport tunnel vision Undeniable altercations Too close to the Edge And then there were three Facing the extreme Going to the extreme A night for fright Power struggle Cyber campaigning Unchecked contention My welcoming party Keeping your enemies close Attack of the Moscow Mauler Power behind the throne "Set to Scramble" Steel City SmackDown All is Unforgiven 'Til death do us part Edge's descent into darkness Tables, ladders and uncharitable acts SmackDown: A woman's scorn, a Deadman reborn Love bites SmackDown: Endless love? 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Summer fizzles, but SmackDown sizzles Conquests and champions Hell's spawn Hand-slotted reprisal Answer to the challenge? Handing notice Who's ready to clash after The Bash? Giant change to Friday nights Officially on A big surprise The Animal's revenge A taste of vengeance Backdraft Leading to a manic Monday Draft patterns Golden goals Passing Judgment In with the new Destructive behavior No turning back Mayhem in Milan Polar opposites Deadman rising Next stop: Detroit Untamed fury Anger abound Dominant expressions A grave warning Checks and balances Out of control Direct route Chairman's Bombshell Shooting stars Threat averted Perfect timing Race against time Gold Rush Bells will be ringing Divide and conquer? A united front The end is near Prelude to Survivor Series Ani-mauled Batista bites back Controlled Chaos? 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Cause for concern Second chance New World Heavyweight Champion Making statements A shocking return leads to new Champs SmackDown: The Best of 2005 Randy Orton's Revelation Mind games Hell to pay The SmackDown Special Anarchy in the U.K. Paying tribute RAW ambushes SmackDown Hollywood Blockbuster LIGHTS OUT A RAW invasion Friends and Family Friend or foe? Amigos...Partners...Champions? A miraculous recovery Deadman Alive Changing Friday nights ANOTHER ASSIST FROM DAD Dream Team See You Sunday Insult and Injury Demanding Dominick JBL going to SummerSlam JBL guarantees victory JBL'S STAND SHOWDOWN LOOMING JACKPOT! Final Chapter, New Chapter LEGENDARY RETURNS ANOTHER SHOCKER, ANOTHER INVASION DRAFT IS COMING WINNER'S CHOICE RUSH TO JUDGMENT NO QUIT BAD, BAD MAN SECOND CHANCE HIS TIME IS NOW SERIES CONFUSION NEW CHAMP IS HERE