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BEST OF 2012: Our Top 5 Favourite Smackdowns Of The Year
December 31, 2012
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Back in the late 90s, when the WWE was on fire, one of its biggest stars The Rock had a catch phrase that went like this...

"The Rock is gonna lay the smackdown on your candy ass."

Well, it's in that spirit, that we present our top 5 favourite smackdowns of 2012.

From Obama's clever jab at Trump to a Saudi woman standing up against Islamic extremism to a kid who took on corporate America and won.

Click on the links to see the original posts.

Barack Obama mocks Donald Trump's 'James Bond Lke Villain Video'

Donald Trump is no fan of President Obama. But even Trump outdid himself when he posted a video offering to donate $5 million to a charity of Obama's choice.

But there was a catch - the President had to release his "college records and applications, and passport application and records".

It's all part of a never-ending ploy by Trump to prove Obama wasn't born in the U.S. and isn't eligible to be President.

Well, on the Tonight Show, Obama cleverly shot back - saying this all goes back to he and Trump's childhood. Check out the video.

Saudi Woman Removes Veil She Was Forced To Wear

21-year-old Dana Bakdounis of Saudi Arabia took this photo of herself and posted it on Facebook, on a page that started up during the uprising in Syria.

Dana isn't wearing the veil she grew up having to wear and she's holding a ID photo of herself with her veil on, along with a note that says...

"The first thing I felt when I took off my veil" and "I'm with the uprising of women in the Arab world because, for 20 years, I wasn't allowed to feel the wind in my hair and [on] my body".

She says she did it to support oppressed women and girls in the Arab world - a smackdown if you will against Islamic hardliners.

Lance Armstrong Stripped Of His Seven Tour De France Titles

Perhaps no one got hit with a bigger smackdown this past year than cycling icon Lance Armstrong.

Stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles and accused of being a serial cheat and leading a doping program on his teams.

Armstrong hasn't admitted to anything but officials say the evidence against him is clear.

This 13-Year-Old Girl Got A Toy Company To Create A Gender Neutral Easy Bake Oven

McKenna Pope is 13. Her brother Gavyn Bosco is 4.

Gavyn told her he wanted an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas, but that he wasn't allowed to play with it because "it's for girls."

Well, McKenna didn't let that go. She started a petition to get Hasbro to make one that's gender neutral - everything from the packaging to the marketing.

And Hasbro said yes. Its newest Easy-Bake Oven will be black, silver and blue and it plans to put boys in their advertising as well.

Bruce Lee Kicks Ass Even As A Bobblehead

During the baseball season, the San Francisco Giants decided to pay tribute to martial arts legend - the late Bruce Lee.

Lee was born in San Francisco and according to the Chinese calender, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon.

So, before a game in September, the Giants honoured Lee and handed out a bobblehead to every fan.

They also put together this amazing video to promote the game.

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