I really can’t say that I’m surprised. Last month, Cain Velasquez appeared at the first episode of SmackDown on FOX as the big surprise Beast slayer to go after new WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. For the first time in a long time, if not ever, Lesnar looked terrified of the man in front of him. Velasquez got his shot at the title at Crown Jewel, only to lose via submission in less than two minutes. It turned out that Velasquez’s knee injury was a lot worse than originally known, and that is going to have some repercussions.
During the build towards Crown Jewel, Velasquez was announced for a tag team match four weeks later on November 30 in Mexico City. Velasquez was scheduled to be teaming with Rey Mysterio as a special treat to the fans. Earlier this week though, the WWE Espanol Twitter account showed the card for the show, which now features Mysterio teaming with Humberto Carrillo instead of Velasquez. However, Velasquez is still listed on the card, though without a match, making it seem more like an appearance than a match. Velasquez has not been announced as undergoing knee surgery on any specific date.
— WWE Español (@wweespanol) November 6, 2019
Velasquez and Mysterio seem like a good fit together. Check them out in a limited dose:
Opinion: This isn’t something that generally surprises me as Velasquez was barely able to do much of anything at Crown Jewel. That kind of injury is something that can cause a lot of problems in a short amount of times and that seems to be the case here. Velasquez’s knee was destroyed in the UFC and if he is going to have an actual career as a wrestler, he is going to have to get it fixed. I’m curious to see what he can do on two good legs as he looked just ok at best on two. At least he is getting it fixed now, as he will be virtually coming back on a clean slate, which might be the best thing possible.
What do you think of Velasquez? Will he work as a wrestler? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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