While to most sports fans, Cain Velasquez is known as the former UFC Heavyweight champion of the world – where he won that title two times in his mixed martial arts career. However, to many sports entertainment and professional wrestling fans, Cain Velasquez is known as the fighter that made his WWE debut on the first episode of Smackdown on FOX back in October of 2019. He confronted Brock Lesnar after Lesnar won the WWE Championship from Kofi Kingston in a squash match lasting only a few seconds. Cain last competed at Super ShowDown on 31 October 2019, where he was squashed by Brock Lesnar and failed to win the WWE Championship.
Cain Velasquez signed a lucrative multi-year deal with the WWE, but the contract allowed the company to release him whenever they saw fit and that is exactly what they did as he was released by the company back in 2020 as part of the pandemic budget cuts. The former UFC champion was also recently involved in a shooting incident in San Jose, California as well. Velasquez was taken into custody due to his involvement in the shooting, which involved two people. One of those people wound up in jail. The other went to the hospital.
While at home, Velasquez was welcomed onto K100 w/ Konnan & Disco for their Christmas show.
Fellow former UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier came to visit him and they discussed the idea of Cormier ‘doing something’ with AAA.
Velasquez: You know what? For me, it’s just doing what I can with it [he said about his future in wrestling]. I really do just have a great time out there. For me, it’s so fun, the whole thing. Working with the guys I’ve worked with, just doing all the stuff that we do out there. I really do love and enjoy it. Daniel Cormier was actually at my house yesterday, him and Luke Rockhold came over and D.C., we talked about doing a match as well. Doing something with me, him, AAA. So, for me man, it’s just good that I get to have my family involved in it. My kids get to watch it and they love it and they’re big fans of AAA and WWE. I’m just glad I get to bring my family into a sport that I’m doing now where with fighting, it wasn’t like that. I had to kind of shelter them throughout that whole thing.
Konnan: Did he [Daniel Cormier] show you the tape when he was the referee in WWE?
Velasquez: He did, he did. Yeah.
Konnan: I was very surprised that he didn’t get involved. But yeah, we’d love to do something with you and DC. That would be great because you know, we’re gonna be doing more stuff in the United States and plus, I can’t get into details because we’ve been doing this for three years but, we’re talking with a network to get some TV. So that’ll be great.