Official WWE SmackDown Preview For Tonight

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A new World Champion was crowned at The Great American Bash, and that man is King Booker. has learned that a return match for the World Heavyweight Championship will take place on SmackDown, as King Booker defends his newly won championship against Rey Mysterio.

Mysterio might still be champion today if not for the unspeakable actions of his good friend, Chavo Guerrero. On Sunday, Chavo caused Rey to lose the World Championship and ended Mysterio's dream, setting the stage for King Booker's royal coup. How will Rey respond to Chavo's actions? Why did Chavo ruin Rey's dream?

This past week, King Booker also told that this Friday, his kingdom would witness the first-ever Opulent Coronation, a celebration for the ages. But if Mysterio can defeat King Booker to regain the World Heavyweight Championship, this Opulent Coronation could be one parade that gets rained on royally. Will the fighting Mysterio overcome the emotions of this week to relive his dream?

Tonight, Batista will go toe-to-toe with his Bash opponent, Mr. Kennedy. The Animal was indeed unleashed on Kennedy on Sunday as Batista dominated Kennedy to the point of his own disqualification. Kennedy suffered several deep cuts to the head at the hands of Batista. Have we seen the last of Batista's animalistic fury?

The Phenom prevailed in the Punjabi Prison Match at the Bash after SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long removed The Great Khali from the match and replaced him with Big Show. Has this issue been settled or was The Bash just the beginning of a new barbaric war?

On Sunday, U.S. Champion Finlay and his Little Bastard embarrassed Finlay's ally, William Regal. When these two will clash again on SmackDown tonight, will Regal turn the tables on the rugged Finlay? What mischief will the wretched leprechaun cause tonight?

And of course, the next round of competition in the 2006 Diva Search will also take place on SmackDown tonight. Diva hopeful Maryse was sent home this week on RAW and the remaining contestants will participate in Diva Search Musical Chairs as they compete to become one of the next of the Sexiest Women on TV.

Tune in Friday at 8/7 CT on UPN to find out.