WWE’s major signing of 2019 has already proven to be one of the biggest flops in their history. In 2019 they signed 37 year old Cain Velasquez to a big multiyear contract, due to his incredible history in UFC where he was a dominant heavyweight champion. His biggest claim to fame for WWE was when he was able to obliterate Brock Lesnar during a fight, which was the source for Cain’s one and only WWE match. It has been reported first by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio that Velazquez has been released from his WWE contract.
WWE Likely Felt Cain Velasquez Is Not Worth His Contract
With Cain Velasquez likely being signed to a huge money deal and only appearing in a single match since his debut, WWE likely didn’t view him as worth his contract when they are in the middle of cost-cutting measures with their roster. Cain came into WWE with an injury that sidelined him near instantly, with his short match with Lesnar likely influenced by him coming in with a busted knee. His appearances did not generate as much crossover hype as WWE would have hoped, as Cain is past his prime in MMA and out of the limelight.
His only other WWE match was a live event in Mexico on November 31st, where Cain teamed with Humberto Carrillo to defeat Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson. He was originally intended to team with Rey Mysterio for this event. Cain worked for AAA in Mexico briefly before signing with WWE, and could return there to continue his wrestling career. There he worked two six man tag matches, teaming with the likes of Brian Cage, Cody, and Psycho Clown to defeat Los Mercenaries (El Texano Jr., Rey Escorpion & Taurus) as well as Killer Kross.
Cain was set to appear in the 2019 Royal Rumble, but this was scrapped. Any future in wrestling for Cain Velazquez in AAA where he initially made his debut. This could be the start of WWE making some deeper cuts in their company, as Cain is a major name to let go.
Do you think Cain Velazquez had potential to be a major star in WWE? Should they have made more of an effort to get him on TV during his short tenure with the company? Will he stay within wrestling? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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