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Cain Velasquez Reportedly Taking Pro Wrestling Debut Very Seriously

August 1, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is reportedly taking his upcoming pro wrestling debut, which will happen at AAA Triplemania, very seriously. He arrived in Mexico City on Monday where he was met by press at the airport. He hasn’t commented a lot on his debut, noting that he’s watched a lot of footage and it’s his dream to have a wrestling match. He’s also said that this will not be a one-off.

Velasquez has been training in San Jose at the Pro Wrestling Revolution school with Vinnie Massaro. He’s currently dealing with several injuries from fighting, including his knees, back and shoulders. That makes learning some movies “impossible.” AAA previously released a photo of him training with Psycho Clown. While the training is harder due to his injuries, he is said to be coming along “faster than most.” While he tore his PCL and MCL against Francis Ngannou in the UFC, he’s currently able to run the ropes with no limp, even though he didn’t get a surgery.

ESPN will cover Triplemania and is already covering his training, as will ESPN Mexico. Velasquez is set to team with Psycho Clown and Cody agaisnt Black Taurus, El Texano Jr and a mystery opponent. As for his future, it’s possible he could have a match at AAA’s upcoming Madison Square Garden event. He was not going to originally as he might have been set for a fight in Mexico City on September 21, but now he’s not. He has said he’s hoping to appear at MSG and AAA’s Los Angeles show.

Velasquez already said he plans to wear a mask to the ring, as his favorite wrestlers growing up were El Santo, El Hijo del Santo, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras and Octagon. He also has it in his UFC contract that he could do pro wrestling. The usual UFC contract forbids pro wrestling like the usual WWE contract forbids MMA. He hopes to fight again by the end of the year and wants to be in both sports at the same time.

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