Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is all set to make his pro wrestling debut at TripleMania XXVII in Mexico City on 3rd August at the Arena Ciudad. Velasquez signed with Mexican pro wrestling organisation AAA.
The former UFC champion appeared in a press conference in Mexico City where the official announcement was made. Cain was accosted by AAA stars Psycho Clown, Texano and Pentagon Jr. But subsequently, all three of them challenged Cain for a showdown at TripleMania XXVII.
Muy emocionado con poder participar en #triplemaniaxxvii y estar con todos los aficionados mexicanos que siempre me han apoyado! Gracias a @luchalibreaaa por la gran oportunidad. Really excited to be part of #triplemaniaxxvii! #luchalibre #Mexico pic.twitter.com/XOPjbfYIfT
— Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) March 26, 2019
“Very excited to be able to participate in #triplemaniaxxvii and be with all the Mexican fans who have always supported me! Thanks, @luchalibreaaa for the big opportunity. Really excited to be part of #triplemaniaxxvii! #luchalibre #Mexico” Velasquez tweeted.
Cain Velasquez had earlier said that he wants to make a transition to pro wrestling and last year he was present at WWE Wrestle Mania in Orlando. He told WWE.com last July, “I’ve been a fan of the sport since I was a little kid, and now I get to participate in it,”
Velasquez last fought against Francis Ngannou after a three-year layoff where he got knocked out in just 26-seconds.
Are you guys excited for Cain Velasquez’ pro wrestling debut?