Former WWE star Cain Velasquez has recalled his release from WWE and confirmed he’ll be working with AAA this coming December.
Velasquez only had one televised match in WWE, which was a short WWE Title match against Brock Lesnar in Saudi Arabia in October 2019.
He was the released in April 2020 as part of the first batch of releases that were brought on by WWE’s COVID-19 cost cutting measures.
Speaking about his time in WWE and his release on In This Corner, Cain Velasquez said:
“The scenario I was in, that moment, not having any experience in that world. When COVID hit, I couldn’t go anymore. You need to develop in this sport. If you want a certain product out of me that I can produce, you have to give me time. I just needed time and needed to be in there and practicing to make it second nature to where I wasn’t thinking when I’m out there. I wasn’t there yet and I was thinking so much and you could tell I was thinking. It’s just developing. The lucha is a different style and it translates for me a lot better and smoother.
“I’m doing a show in December for AAA. I love AAA and I’m going to keep doing that right now. I love WWE as well, but I have to first develop myself in order for me to go out there. I’m going to keep doing stuff and have fun with it.”
Velasquez had worked for AAA before signing with WWE, including a match that also involved AEW’s Cody Rhodes.
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