-- Following this, the premiere episode taping of WWE Main Event kicked off with WWE Champion CM Punk facing World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in the first-ever meeting between the two Superstars. Then, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder squared off against Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd in a semifinal match of the #1 Contender's Tag Team Tournament. Commentary for the program was handled by Michael Cole and The Miz.
-- Finally, two matches were taped for WWE Saturday Morning Slam. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro squared off against Derrick Bateman while Epico took on Brodus Clay.
-- A press release from the MMA "Real Pain" show reveals that Dave Batista's first MMA fight weigh-in will be held this Friday, along with a press conference. It stars at 1:30 PM at the Providence Marriott Downtown Hotel (1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02904, #866-807-2171).
Batista will debut against veteran Case Grande, Arizona's Vince Lucero (20-22, 11 KOs) in the main event.
The fight is presented by Jimmy Burchfield's Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., in association with June Entertainment and 4zero1 Entertainment Group. It will take place on Saturday at The Dunkin' Donuts Center. Tickets are available at www.cesmma.com or www.ticketmaster.com and are priced at $20.00, $35.00, $55.00, $75.00, $125.00 and $250.00. The show will also air live on Direct TV Pay Per View for $29.95 ($39.95 in high definition) at 8 PM, or through Livestream at www.bautistamma.com in high definition.