Two-time UFC heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez debuted in WWE during the first episode of Friday Night Smackdown on FOX back in 2019. He immediately started a feud with Brock Lesnar, who was the WWE Champion at the time. However, his run in the company turned out to be very short and not memorable whatsoever. In fact, he was uncomfortable working with Brock Lesnar.

Cain Velasquez’s first televised WWE match was at Crown Jewel 2019 in Saudi Arabia, where Lesnar defeated him in a little over two minutes. Cain Velasquez also admitted that he needed more time to develop himself in WWE.

While speaking on the Keepin it 100 podcast with Konnan, Cain Velasquez talked about his time working with Brock Lesnar. Velazquez admitted that while it was very professional, he felt uncomfortable working with Lesnar, especially at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.

“Yeah, professional and I would say it was a little uncomfortable [planning the match with Brock Lesnar]. I’m just so new to the wrestling world but everyone that I’ve worked with has been amazing as far as, you take care of everybody. We really do try to put in some good things in there where everyone gets what they want out of it and making it just for the fans. Working with Brock was interesting man, that’s all I’m gonna say. It was very different.”


Cain Velasquez worked an AAA event while he is still out on bail on attempted murder allegations. He was also held in protective custody while incarcerated. We will keep you updated on his status, so keep checking back at Ringside News.

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