MMA megastar Cain Velasquez recently jumped ship to WWE in a multi-million dollar deal, but his first match was a damp squib against his long-time rival Brock Lesnar. Fans wondered when will the former UFC Heavyweight Champion return to the ring next, and the question has been answered.
WWE announced Cain Velasquez & Humberto Carillo vs. The OC for the supershow in Mexico which will take place in ten days’ time. Andrade vs. Aleister Black was also added to the show, which will be main-evented by Rey Mysterio vs. Bray Wyatt in a Steel Cage match for the WWE Universal Championship.
Velasquez is a major deal in Latin America and even made his professional wrestling debut for Mexican promotion AAA at their biggest show of the year. It remains to be seen if Velasquez works his Lucha Libre style, which he displayed in his AAA matchup or will he stick to his MMA character.
Elsewhere, Finn Balor appeared on After the Bell podcast and talked about his wrestling career. He spoke about his WWE career and how his time on the main roster wasn’t exactly special. Balor said that he wasn’t completely happy with his stay on RAW but learnt a lot in the three years.
Balor, 38, went on to say that he has eight years of professional wrestling left in him and was grateful for achieving a lot at an early age itself.
“And everyone’s been through those times in their career, and everybody’s been through sh*tty times in their lives. And I don’t want to say it was a sh*tty time but it was a time that looking back now, I learned more than anything on those three years on RAW and SmackDown. So, I wouldn’t necessarily change anything but I learned a lot from it and I can take that forward. I’ve still got another, I believe, like eight years left in me. Not a lot of people have been fortunate enough to have done what I’ve done so fast.”
Finn Balor is currently working in NXT and will face Matt Riddle at NXT Takeover: War Games this Saturday.