May 12, 2006
When Friday Night SmackDown rolls into San Diego this week, it could be a hometown slaughter for World Champion Rey Mysterio.
Last week, Rey said he would fight anyone at anytime; JBL took advantage of Rey’s words, making him a match against Mark Henry. After the World’s Strongest Man defeated and assaulted Mysterio, JBL continued to make Rey eat his words, making a match between Mysterio and The Great Khali for this week.
A proud and fighting man, Rey Mysterio will not back down from his word, especially in front of his family and friends in San Diego. But with an opponent who is over seven feet tall and 420 pounds on the other side of the ring, there seems to be no way that Rey will leave the 619 intact.
Also this week, Finlay will meet Bobby Lashley in a King of the Ring tournament semi-final match. The winner will move on to face Booker T in the finals at Judgment Day. Lashley took exception to Booker T’s words last week, telling the 5-time WCW Champion that he would defeat him. But first, Lashley must get by Finlay, a man he has never beaten. The two have built quite a rivalry in recent months; can Lashley finally overcome the fighting Irishman, or will Finlay punch his ticket to the finals?