Batista’s MMA Debut Weigh-Ins + Matches Taped At SD, More


— In matches taped Tuesday night at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma for this week’s episode of WWE Superstars, Tensai took on Yoshi Tatsu while the tag team of Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow squared off against Jey and Jimmy Uso.

— 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 or 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 in high definition.

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