It changes, again. With WWE being such a unique sport, there are often instances of athletes from other sports being drawn in to try their luck. Some of these have been great successes with football players tending to have the most positive results. Over the last few years though, mixed martial artists have been successful as well, with Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey leading the charge. Cain Velasquez is the newest addition to the WWE family, and things are changing for him again.

Velasquez made his WWE debut on the October 4 SmackDown on FOX premiere as he took out former UFC rival Brock Lesnar. This led to a match between the two at Crown Jewel, with Lesnar defeating him in a hurry. Part of the reason for the short match was the condition of Velasquez’s knee, which was injured during his last UFC fight. The knee seemingly caused some changes to Velasquez’s future, but those changes seem to have been reversed.

He arrived with a bang. Check out Velasquez’s debut:

The WWE Espanol Twitter account has announced that Velasquez will be teaming with Humberto Carrillo to face the OC in a tag team match at the November 30 live event in Mexico City. This comes after Velasquez was originally scheduled to team with Rey Mysterio, only to be pulled from the match. Now Velasquez is back in the ring, meaning that his knee surgery is being postponed until December at the earliest.

Opinion: I’m really not sure what to make of Velasquez as we haven’t seen what he can do in the ring when healthy. The knee injury has taken away so much of his mobility that he cannot showcase his natural athleticism. It seems like he could be a star in the company due to natural talent alone, but the question is about his health. If that holds up, he could be a big deal for a long time to come, though it would only be after his knee is healthy.

Are you excited to see Velasquez wrestle? What do you see him doing next? 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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