Cain Velasquez signed a multi-year contract with WWE after having talks with major wrestling promotions, including AEW. Hager has signed with AEW but he is happy for Velasquez.
Jake Hager recently spoke to Ariel Helwani where Cain Velasquez joining WWE was a topic of discussion. Hager said he hopes more MMA fighters follow the trend and join pro wrestling eventually.
“You know what, I think it’s cool that Cain was able to cross over. I think it’s awesome. I want to see more and more people cross over. I want to see more wrestlers cross over into MMA, more MMA cross over into pro wrestling. Because then our fans truly see how similar the worlds are, and how great they can be when you understand what’s going on … I think it’s interesting, though, that they saw me surprise debut, and then a couple days later they had Cain come out, not even signed to a contract, you know. Kind of rush-hush-hush. Hmmm.”
The world of professional wrestling is changing and very soon we might see more MMA fighters making a transition into the business.
h/t to 411 Mania for the transcription.