As seen on Friday Night SmackDown, Brock Lesnar drew the ire of Rey Mysterio and Cain Velasquez after showing that he beat up Rey’s son Dominic backstage. After running to tend to Dominic, Rey and Cain were blindsighted by Lesnar, who hit both of them with a trash can. He then proceeded to administer an F5 on both — Rey into the wall, and Cain onto Dominic who was on the medical table.
While it is clear that WWE is making this feud one of the top focal points of the company, even already breaking the WWE draft boundaries by having Raw superstar Mysterio appear on the blue brand, not everyone is a fan of Cain’s involvement in a big angle so early in his pro wrestling career.
During an interview on the Wrestling Daft with Rab & Grado podcast, AEW World Champion Chris Jericho was very open about his disapproval of Velasquez in the main event scene.
“God bless Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez. Unbelievable. I saw the real Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez fight when it was real. I don’t wanna watch it when it’s not real, because Cain’s had two matches. Maybe he’s a total natural. He’s very green. Two matches. Two matches! Put Marko Stunt out there, doing what he did last week. It was very entertaining, it was fun, it was exciting.
“I would venture to say I would rather watch Marko Stunt in the ring than Cain Velasquez. I haven’t seen Cain Velaquez [in the ring], maybe he’ll blow my mind. But I do know it’s very hard to be a poised, trained professional after only doing it twice.”
Lesnar will defend his WWE Championship at the Crown Jewel WWE Network special on Thursday, October 31. While it is not expected for Velasquez to come right in and win such as prestigious title with just two matches on his portfolio, fans could very well experience one of the most shocking moments in WWE history.
Could Lesnar’s nightmare continue and Velasquez defeat him to win the WWE Championship, like he did when he won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in 2010? We will find out at Crown Jewel.
Please credit Chris Featherstone of Wrestling Rumors for any quotes used in this article. Follow Chris Featherstone on Twitter @chrisprolific and the Pancakes and Powerslams Show @cravewrestling.