Cain Velasquez Looked Spectacular In Pro Wrestling Debut

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez certainly made an impression during his highly-anticipated pro wrestling debut on Saturday night. Velasquez competed in a six-man tag match at Triplemania XXVII at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. Teaming up with Cody Rhodes and Pyscho Clown, they faced the team of El Texano Jr., Black Taurus […]

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez certainly made an impression during his highly-anticipated pro wrestling debut on Saturday night.

Velasquez competed in a six-man tag match at Triplemania XXVII at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. Teaming up with Cody Rhodes and Pyscho Clown, they faced the team of El Texano Jr., Black Taurus and a mystery partner who turned out to be Impact Wrestling’s Kevin “Killer Kross.

Velasquez’s team eventually won the match — with Velasquez notably getting the kimura submission victory — but everyone was talking about his overall performance more than anything. Donning a black mask, Velasquez performed like a traditional luchador, executing moves such as the hurricanrana among others — moves not usually associated with a heavyweight.

You can see all his highlights below:

“I was really impressed with him,” Rhodes said (via MMA Fighting). “He seemed like a big kid. He was breathing and allowing himself time to take and see/feel the crowd. I was happy to see that debut. And I loved his shoes. Taurus is really special too.

I would love to see everybody in that ring at AEW [All Elite Wrestling] at some point, even for a one off. Cain also didn’t have ‘happy feet’ and was very calm even when moving quickly. Ahead of most.”

What do you make of Velasquez’s moves in the squared circle?

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Cain Velasquez Impresses In Pro Wrestling Debut (Video)

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made quite an impression in his pro wrestling debut. Last night (Aug. 3), Velasquez made the transition from the Octagon to the squared circle. Velasquez teamed with Psycho Clown and Cody Rhodes to take on…

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made quite an impression in his pro wrestling debut. Last night (Aug. 3), Velasquez made the transition from the Octagon to the squared circle. Velasquez teamed with Psycho Clown and Cody Rhodes to take on Killer Kross, Taurus, and Texano Jr. at Triplemania XXVII. Velasquez got the win for […]

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Video: Watch UFC’s Cain Velasquez Get Mobbed By Fans Ahead Of Triplemania

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is set to make his pro wrestling debut this weekend and he certainly has a lot of fans interested. Velasquez takes part in Triplemania XXVII this Saturday at Arena Mexico in Mexico City. He will be tag teaming with Cody Rhodes and Psycho Clown to face the team of […]

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is set to make his pro wrestling debut this weekend and he certainly has a lot of fans interested.

Velasquez takes part in Triplemania XXVII this Saturday at Arena Mexico in Mexico City. He will be tag teaming with Cody Rhodes and Psycho Clown to face the team of Texano Jr., Taurus and a mystery opponent in a six-man tag match.

And as one can see in the below video, the American Kickboxing Academy product has a lot of fans in Mexico eager to see him in the squared circle:

Former WWE champion Alberto Del Rio notably believes Velasquez has what it takes to succeed in pro wrestling:

“Velasquez has all the athletic credentials,” Del Rio said. “Wrestling is more difficult than people know, and it’s hard physically, but Cain has the athletic pedigree to do the job in the ring.

“He respects wrestling. He has the right attitude, he is sincere in wanting to learn. Whether that will translate, we don’t know, but he’s doing and saying all the right things.”

As for his Octagon return, there is nothing new right now. Velasquez last fought at UFC Phoenix in a losing effort against Francis Ngannou. He notably busted his knee early on in that fight before succumbing to a TKO defeat.

Do you think we’ll ever see Velasquez in the Octagon again?

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Francis Ngannou Says UFC Hasn’t Confirmed ‘Obvious’ Heavyweight Title Shot

Francis Ngannou is on quite a roll. After a two-fight down stretch in early-mid 2018, the hulking Cameroonian has rebounded more than emphatically. He knocked out Curtis Blaydes last November to get the ball rolling, yet that was only the start of his …

Francis Ngannou is on quite a roll. After a two-fight down stretch in early-mid 2018, the hulking Cameroonian has rebounded more than emphatically. He knocked out Curtis Blaydes last November to get the ball rolling, yet that was only the start of his return. ‘The Predator’ owns two first-round knockouts over former champions Cain Velasquez […]

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Cain Velasquez Receives Opponents For Pro-Wrestling Debut

Cain Velasquez made his intentions known that he would be making the transition into pro-wrestling, and has now received his opponents for his debut match.  The former UFC heavyweight champion signed with AAA, which is the biggest wrestling promotion in Mexico, back in March. Now, he’s slated to make his in-ring debut at TripleMania XXVII […]

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Cain Velasquez made his intentions known that he would be making the transition into pro-wrestling, and has now received his opponents for his debut match. 

The former UFC heavyweight champion signed with AAA, which is the biggest wrestling promotion in Mexico, back in March. Now, he’s slated to make his in-ring debut at TripleMania XXVII on August 3, 2019, at Arena Ciudad in Mexico City. 

On Tuesday it was revealed that he’ll team up with All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Executive Vice President Cody Rhodes and Psycho Clown against Texano Jr., Taurus, and a mystery partner in a six-man tag team match:

The former UFC heavyweight champion returned to the Octagon back in February, but things didn’t go as planned. He was KO’d by Francis Ngannou in just 26 seconds in the main event of UFC on ESPN 1 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

The finish of the fight saw Velasquez get caught with a flurry of strikes. But his knee gave out, forcing him to fall to the canvas in pain. Ngannou finished him on the ground with punches.

TripleMania Card

  • Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Blue Demon Jr. – Hair vs. Mask.
  • Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. & Laredo Kid & Rey Fenix.
  • Cain Velasquez & Cody & Psycho Clown vs. Texano Jr. & Taurus & a mystery partner.
  • Taya Valkyrie vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Faby Apache, vs. Lady Shani vs. Keyra vs. La Hiedra vs. Chik Tormenta.
  • Hijo del Vikingo & Myzteziz Jr. & Golden Magic vs. Tito Santana & Mocho Cota Jr. & Carta Brava Jr. vs. Pimpinela & Maximo & Mamba
  • Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Lady Maravilla.
  • Nino Hamburguesa Big Mami vs. Sammy Guevara.
  • Villano III Jr. vs. Australian Suicida Vanilla.
  • Battle Royal.

How do you think Cain Velasquez will do in his pro-wrestling debut?

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Details Emerge Of Cain Velasquez’s Pro-Wrestling Debut

The details of Cain Velasquez’s pro-wrestling debut are officially set in stone. According to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, the former UFC heavyweight champion will make his debut alongside former WWE star Cody Rhodes in a six-man tag match at Augu…

The details of Cain Velasquez’s pro-wrestling debut are officially set in stone. According to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, the former UFC heavyweight champion will make his debut alongside former WWE star Cody Rhodes in a six-man tag match at August 3’s TripleMania under the AAA banner. The booking was announced at a press event on Tuesday: […]

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