It wasn’t easy for Cain Velasquez to work with Brock Lesnar for their feud in WWE. Back in 2019, Velasquez joined WWE alongside the iconic Rey Mysterio for a feud against Lesnar, who was the WWE Champion at the time. This storyline worked its way into an official match between Lesnar and Velasquez at the 2019 Saudi Arabia show, Crown Jewel.
There, Lesnar and Velasquez put on an MMA-style professional wrestling match that lasted just over a minute, which saw Lesnar retain his WWE Championship with a submission victory over Velasquez, avenging his UFC loss to the former heavyweight champion inside the squared circle.
Cain Velasquez ‘Uncomfortable’ Working With Lesnar In WWE
Recently, Velasquez was a guest on Konnan’s podcast where he opened up about his experience planning out his match with Lesnar before the show. He admits that it was uncomfortable working with “The Beast” ahead of their matchup.
“Yeah, professional and I would say it was a little uncomfortable [planning the match with Brock Lesnar]. I’m just so new to the wrestling world but everyone that I’ve worked with has been amazing as far as, you take care of everybody,” Velasquez said (quotes via PostWrestling.com)
“We really do try to put in some good things in there where everyone gets what they want out of it and making it just for the fans. Working with Brock was interesting man, that’s all I’m gonna say. It was very different.
“You kind of just learn from your life and okay, this is what this was. I know for next time if something else ever happens for next time but… [Velasquez laughed] With Brock, that’s kind of what it was and again, the best thing about what I do now with wrestling is I can bring my family in and they’re true fans of it, you know? And that is the best.”
Lesnar and Velasquez first met each other in the UFC as opponents. The pair headlined UFC 121 in 2010, where Lesnar put his UFC heavyweight title up for grabs against Velasquez. However, when it was all said and done, Velasquez put Lesnar away via TKO in the first round to capture his first-ever UFC heavyweight title.
Present day, Velasquez seems to be done competing in mixed martial arts (MMA), and was recently released from prison for attempted murder. In the meantime, Velasquez is out on bail and seems to be interested in continuing his professional wrestling career for the time being.