In response to back-to-back attacks by World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio on No. 1 contender Big Show, SmackDown General Manager Booker T announced Tuesday night that he has suspended the Mexican grappler from this week's SmackDown.

"Following the incidents last Friday on SmackDown as well as this week on Raw," Booker told, "it is my duty as GM to suspend Alberto Del Rio. He will not be in action this Friday night and will not be in the building."

WWE teased in the announcement: "While there is no question these latest developments will make a profound impression on this week's edition of the blue brand, one has wonder how it will affect the upcoming World Title Match between Del Rio and The World's Largest No. 1 contender at Elimination Chamber."

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