The @WWE Releases Former @UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez


According to Dave Meltzer, Cain Velasquez was released as part of WWE’s cuts and furloughs, he announced on Tuesday’s Wrestling Observer Radio.

After a few stints with the AAA promotion, Velasquez made his WWE debut this past October on Smackdown, which set up a match against former UFC foe Brock Lesnar for the WWE title at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.

Velasquez, who dethroned Lesnar in 2010 to win the UFC heavyweight title, was quickly defeated by Lesnar in their WWE match and hasn’t competed for the company since.

In February 2019 Velasquez withdrew from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency testing pool, effectively signaling his MMA retirement.

Finally, a cut that makes a lot of sense.


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