News of the release of Cain Velasquez broke earlier this week. Given the length of his contract and the level of star power he possessed, the release came as a bit of a shock.
Now, more details have been revealed about when the decision was made. Fightful Select is reporting that Velasquez was released this week and not part of the large group that was released two weeks ago. Here is the full quote:
“The word of Cain Velasquez’s release came this week, and there are other names that have been cut that WWE didn’t publicly announce. Everyone we’ve talked to at the WWE Performance Center and in WWE said Velasquez was very nice and respectful when he was around. His deal was scheduled to go into the fall of 2022.”
It became clear immediately that WWE did not have plans for Velasquez beyond his match with Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel. They were only interested in having Lesnar get his win back.
He was going to be in the Royal Rumble but plans changed and he did not appear after Crown Jewel in October.
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