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Oct 6, 2012 - 12:08:06 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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- Dave Bautista says fellow WWE alum MVP will accompany him to the ring for his first professional MMA fight Saturday night in Providence, R.I., which will air on DirecTV PPV and on BautistaMMA.com .

Bautista told Sports Vibe in the U.K. that he's received strong support from friends in both WWE and TNA. "They've wished me good luck," Batista said. "MVP is coming to watch this fight and he will be on the ring walk with me as well, which will be great."

[ LINK: Bautista's full interview at SportsVibe.co.uk - http://bit.ly/ObVPxg ]

- The Huffington Post published an overview of former WWE CEO Linda McMahon's history of lobbying efforts to get pro wrestling de-regulated in numerous U.S. states. The story is part of coverage of Linda's U.S. Senate campaign in Connecticut. The campaign declined to comment for the story. [ LINK: Story at HuffingtonPost.com - http://huff.to/QCL9Gs ]

- Metro Pro Wrestling returns to the Turner Rec Center Saturday night in Kansas City, Kansas. Former WWE writer Chris Gough has booked top local talent as well as Mike Sydal, the brother of WWE wrestler Evan Bourne, for Saturday's TV taping. [ LINK: Story by reporter Justin Kendall at Pitch.com - http://bit.ly/ObW4bz ]

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