Update On Reason WWE Released Cain Velasquez, 3 Key Reasons He Was Signed In First Place

WWE MMA |By Matt Boone |Sun, May 3, 2020 - 9:59AM EDT
Cain Velasquez WWE Release Update

Cain Velasquez signed with WWE last fall in what is reported to be a very lucrative three-year contract.

After being used for only two matches and with no plans for him either, it made financial sense to release him.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter at F4WOnline.com, Velasquez was primarily signed for three main reasons:

    1. To let Brock Lesnar avenge his UFC defeat to Velasquez in 2010
    2. To give the Saudi Arabia show another big sports name alongside Tyson Fury
    3. To help push Smackdown’s debut on FOX due to network pushing live sports content

WWE never utilized Velasquez' Lucha Libre skills mainly because they wanted Lesnar to beat a "UFC-type" Velasquez.

Moreover, he was also side to be suffering from a knee injury serious enough to require surgery.

The last time Velasquez's name was heard was when he was mentioned as being in the Royal Rumble, but those ideas were scrapped very early on and his name never even made it to any of the later drafts of the match.

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