Cain Velasquez, two-time UFC heavyweight champion, made his debut in WWE during the first episode of Friday Night Smackdown on FOX back in 2019. He immediately began a feud with Brock Lesnar, who was the WWE Champion at the time. However, his run in the company turned out to be very short and not memorable whatsoever.
His first and only televised WWE match was at Crown Jewel 2019 in Saudi Arabia where Lesnar defeated him in a little over two minutes. Cain Velasquez also admitted that he needed more time to develop himself in WWE.
Cain Velasquez was released last year as part of WWE’s COVID-19 budget cuts in April. While many fans were furious at his release, it seems Velasquez himself doesn’t hold any grudges.
While speaking with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Cain Velasquez talked about his release from WWE last year. Velasquez stated that he holds no grudges with WWE over his release as it was simply part of budget cuts.
“I don’t. I think it was meant for me to go there. I’m glad I got the experience of knowing what it’s all about. Knowing how the company works, how the guys work, everything. It was a great learning experience. I learned a lot from it. All I can do is take that and make it better next time if they give me another chance or just know what that is and appreciate my time.”
The former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion is set to compete on December 4th in AAA. His opponent hasn’t been chosen as of yet. We will have to wait and see how Cain Velasquez will fare in his return match.
h/t to Fightful for the quotes.
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