Cain Velasquez took the professional wrestling world by storm when he ventured south of the border into Mexico to compete for AAA.
Velasquez quickly landed on the radar of the worldwide leader in sports entertainment. The two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion signed with WWE in October 2019. He went down in defeat to Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel and had a tag match with Humberto Carillo against the Good Brothers for a house show in Mexico. WWE released Velasquez in April 2020. Velasquez has laid low since then.
Now, the MMA fighter is returning to his lucha libre roots to compete once again in AAA. An announcement was made at the end of Héroes Inmortales XIV that Velasquez will wrestle in December 2021.
La sorpresas aún no terminan.— Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (@luchalibreaaa) October 10, 2021
¡EL TORO ESTÁ DE VUELTA! @cainmma regresa a #LuchaLibreAAA tras su primer aparición en Triplemanía XXVII. #HéroesInmortalesXIV está EN VIVO por @canalspace pic.twitter.com/u181lGePIP
Velasquez confirmed the news that his return to AAA is a reality. He promises that it will be spectacular.
Time for the fun part of figuring out who Velasquez could wrestle. His debut at Triplemania XXVII was trios action alongside Psycho Clown & Cody Rhodes against Karrion Kross, Texano Jr., & Taurus. Velasquez’s second bout was a similar trios affair teaming with Psycho Clown & Brian Cage versus Los Mercenarios of Texano Jr., Rey Escorpion, & Taurus.
I think there are three directions Velasquez could head. AAA is going to pair him with top stars, so he could step in to help Psycho Circus in their war with La Empresa. The rudo crew is an invading faction consisting of Puma King, DMT Azul, and Sam Adonis. That is AAA’s main event feud at the moment.
The biggest worldwide stars in AAA are the Lucha Bros. Fenix and Pentagon are reigning AAA and AEW tag team champions. Playing on Velasquez’s nickname “El Toro,” he could match up with “El Toro Blanco” Rush. One major problem though. Rush is currently recovering from knee surgery. For trios action, Rush could call in his father Bestia del Ring to team with brothers Dragon Lee and Dralistico. Dragon Lee and Dralistico made a surprise appearance at Héroes Inmortales XIV to challenge the Lucha Bros, so it all fits together. Another option could be LA Park and his two sons substituting until Rush returns from injury.
The third idea could be a trios match with familiar foes in Los Mercenarios. Texano Jr. has moved on as a free agent to Alberto del Rio’s Nacion Lucha Libre promotion. La Hiedra would take Texano’s place. That means Velasquez could team with Lady Shani or Faby Apache and perhaps Pagano to fill out the squad.
Heck, AAA could give Velasquez the test of all tests. One-on-one with Kenny Omega for the Megacampeonato would be interesting.
Are you pumped for Cain Velasquez’s return to AAA? Who would you like to see him wrestle?