The encore performance. Earlier this month, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut after a few weeks of speculation about his future. It was quite the surprise to end SmackDown as Velasquez took down the brand new WWE Champion Brock Lesnar to end the show. Velasquez was there on behalf of Rey Mysterio, who Lesnar had attacked and injured earlier in the week. As it turns out, there was a bit more to the partnership than it seemed and the two of them have some future plans.

WWE has announced that Velasquez will be wrestling with Mysterio in a tag team match during the company’s upcoming trip to Mexico. The two will team up in Mexico City at a house show on November 30 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico. No opponents have been named so far. In addition to the match being announced, this would suggest that Velasquez will not be having his knee surgery immediately, meaning his future plans could be up in the air. Velasquez is scheduled to challenge Lesnar for the WWE Championship at Crown Jewel on October 31.

They do work well together. Check out Velasquez and Mysterio on SmackDown:

Opinion: This is an interesting change of pace as I was expecting Velasquez to wrestle at Crown Jewel and then head off to the operating room. That being said, it makes sense to give the Mexico City show something special like this as Mysterio alone will be a draw there and Velasquez is a bonus. It seems that Velasquez is going to be around for the time being and that could offer some freshly opened doors. He is going to need some ring time so having him work with someone as talented and experienced as Mysterio makes a lot of sense.

Do you want to see Velasquez in the ring? How do you see the match going? 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, 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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