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Cain Velasquez Reportedly Had Talks With WWE



Cain Velasquez made his professional wrestling debut a few weeks ago and speculations about him signing with a major promotion have been circulating ever since.

The former UFC star, who won the Heavyweight Championship during his time with the company, transitioned to wrestling last year. He signed a multi-match deal with Lucha Libre promotion AAA and is currently scheduled to appear at an AAA show on October 13.

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Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio noted that Velasquez recently talked to WWE over a possible deal, and is even open to offers from AEW and NJPW.

“So Cain had a meeting with WWE. They’re talking with everyone essentially, New Japan, AEW, WWE. He’s still booked for AAA at the Forum show on October 13th as far as I know.”

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Velasquez received rave reviews for his debut performance at AAA Triplemania when he teamed up with AEW star Cody Rhodes. The UFC legend wore a mask and looked better than anyone would have hoped.

It was also noted on WOR that Velasquez is still under contract with UFC, and that could be a hindrance for the superstar. The UFC deal prohibits him from performing for any other company in the USA.

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“HIS contract with UFC allows him to do pro wrestling in Mexico I guess because when he signed his contract he wanted to do pro wrestling, but there must be some hold-up as far as the United States market goes because October 5th there’s a show in San Jose at Mount Pleasant High […] Cain was going to do a meet and greet and Cain was gonna do a run-in, and this might have changed, but the last I heard UFC said no.”

Cain Velasquez is a major name in combat sports and could be a major signing for WWE or AEW. Velasquez even has a history with WWE superstar Brock Lesnar, which could move from the Octagon to the Squared Circle.

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