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UFC legend Daniel Cormier hints at Cain Velasquez’s comeback through AEW

Published 05/10/2020, 8:14 AM EDT

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Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier hinted at the return of former UFC fighter and WWE superstar Cain Velasquez. 

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The WWE released Cain as part of a long list of layoffs due to the global pandemic. Velasquez signed with the WWE and made his debut last October. Unfortunately, he participated in only one WWE match.

On his arrival to the WWE, he was immediately thrown into a feud with Brock Lesnar, whom he had a history with. Cain had defeated Lesnar in the Octagon, earning him his second UFC Heavyweight Championship. He helped his friend Rey Mysterio in the ring against Lesnar, a rare overlap of the two beloved sports.


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Daniel Cormier opens up about Cain Velasquez

Cormier, while speaking about this feud on Ariel Helwani’s podcast, stated that Cain was dismayed at losing his prospects in the WWE, as it was “something he was truly good at.” The UFC commentator and MMA legend said that Cain would take all opportunities to get back into wrestling.


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He further said that there were numerous other organizations that someone like Cain could work for, suggesting that Cain could sign with other promotions.


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Could Cain start afresh at AEW?

The All Elite Wrestling promotion has quietly been picking up steam, drawing in more fans and talent. It has cemented its position as a direct competitor to the WWE. Massive former WWE superstars such as Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, and Jon Moxley have already made the jump and are thriving at AEW. The shiny new promotion is looking increasingly attractive to disgruntled performers, who want to get a fresh start in pro wrestling.


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Cain would fit in almost perfectly in the AEW. He did not have much of an established image in the WWE. Moreover, his credentials as a UFC World Heavyweight Champion could bring in an air of legitimacy to the AEW.

“Wrestling has got his heart now”, said Cormier, confirming that Velasquez would indefinitely commit to pro wrestling as a profession.

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