Rey Mysterio Defending World Title Tonight & More

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Viva La Raza
April 7, 2006

Two new champions will celebrate their WrestleMania triumphs when Friday Night SmackDown invades Peoria, Ill., this week.

At WrestleMania 22, Rey Mysterio lived his dream, winning a Triple Threat Match to claim the World Heavyweight Championship. In an emotional moment, Rey celebrated with Chavo & Vickie Guerrero after the match, dedicating the win to the late Eddie Guerrero. As first reported by WWE s new Mobile Alert system, Mysterio is already set to make his first-ever World Heavyweight Championship defense this Friday night on SmackDown when he takes on the man that called him a charity case – Randy Orton. Did Mysterio prove Orton wrong when he won the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania? Find out more this week on SmackDown.


Also, after falling victim to Undertaker at WrestleMania, Mark Henry has requested to face the Deadman again this week on SmackDown. Will the World's Strongest Man have better luck this time than he did last Sunday night?

Plus, JBL dethroned Chris Benoit at WrestleMania 22 to become the new United States Champion. While Benoit had JBL locked in the Crippler Crossface, the Wrestling God rolled over and used the ropes to get the pin. Will the Rabid Wolverine come after JBL for revenge this week?

Also this week, a WWE tradition will be returning. What is it? Tune into UPN this Friday night at 8/7 CT to find out all this and more.