Two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez appeared today at The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani to talk about several topics, including his release with the Stamford company last year due to some budget cuts due to the pandemic.
from Covid-19. Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut on SmackDown's 20th Anniversary. Accompanied by Rey Mysterio, the former AAA star confronted and attacked Brock Lesnar after his WWE Championship victory to avenge the latter's attack on Mysterio and his son, Dominik.
Cain Velasquez on his WWE release
On the WWE release: "It was me who came into the game, really trying to figure out how to be more present. I was there to help but something didn't work and it didn't happen. It was supposed to be a turning point in my life.
I'm sorry for everyone I have disappointed. This also hurts me because I expect a lot from myself." On the few appearances of him: "They just didn't use me, I wasn't called into question on any show. At one point they told me we were going to go do something with some of the Mexican guys and when that time came, there was COVID.
They were like they were saying, 'We do the shows this way like we just need these guys right now.' They needed to use me but that way without an audience they couldn't. So they felt as if they weren't using me and paying me too much, so they preferred to let me go." On his experience in the federation: "I don't bear any grudges.
It was destiny that I had to go there. I am happy to have had this experience and to know how this world works. Getting to know the company, how the kids work and everything in between. I learned a lot. All I can do is take what I have learned and improve it for the next time if they give me another chance." Since then, the former UFC champion has found no way, although the possibility of returning to the world of wrestling in Mexico is an idea, as is returning to mixed martial arts.
At Crown Jewel, Cain Velasquez failed to win the WWE title from The Beast. In January 2020, WWE wanted to use the UFC star at Royal Rumble, but he suffered an injury and the idea was shelved. The Crown Jewel match turned out to be Velasquez's last match with the company as he was released from his contract in April.
Recently, it was announced that he would return to AAA on December 4 to team up with Psycho Clown and Pagano to face Los Mercenarios (Rey Escorpion and Taurus) and a mystery partner at Triplemanía Regia II.