It has been announced that Cain Velasquez is set to make his pro wrestling return in December.
Posting on Twitter, AAA boss Dorian Joaquín Roldán Peña confirmed that Velasquez would be returning to the promotion for the first time since September 2019. On that occasion the former MMA star teamed with Brian Cage and Psycho Clown to defeat Los Mercenarios.
Velasquez hasn’t wrestled since appearing at a WWE house show in November 2019.
After an impressive Mixed Martial Arts career, which included two UFC Heavyweight Championships as well as a TKO victory over none other than Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez arrived in WWE in late 2019.
Debuting on the October 4th 2019 episode of SmackDown, Velasquez went straight for former rival Brock Lesnar. After attacking the newly crowned WWE Champion, Velasquez and Lesnar met one-on-one at WWE Crown Jewel a handful of weeks later. However, the match was poorly received by fans and the star didn’t appear on WWE television again.
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— Dorian Joaquín Roldán Peña (@dorianroldan) October 10, 2021
Velasquez was released from his WWE contract in April 2020 as part of budget cuts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking in July the former UFC star reflected on his time with the company. Velasquez explained that he needed more time to adapt to pro wrestling, time that was taken away by the pandemic. He added that his transition into Lucha Libre was easier as it better suited his style.