- We noted before that independent women's wrestler Mercedes KV made her WWE NXT debut last weekend doing ring announcing at live events. She made her in-ring debut at Thursday's live event in Tampa. Mercedes teamed with Audrey Marie to defeat the team of Paige and Emma. Mercedes tweeted:

"First match @NXT so blessed and thankful for this opportunity!"

- Former WWE Champion Batista will make his MMA debut tonight in Providence, Rhode Island as he faces Vince Lucero in the main event. The fights will air live on DirecTV pay-per-view or BautistaMMA.com.

Batista revealed in media interviews this week that he will be accompanied to the cage by former WWE Superstar MVP. Batista added that he has received a lot of support from friends in WWE and TNA as he prepared to make his MMA debut.

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