Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is making the transition into the pro wrestling business. Alberto Del Rio has sounded off on this decision while doing a recent interview.
At the AAA TripleMania XXVII press conference, Cain made an appearance where he announced that he would make his pro wrestling debut at this show that goes down on August 3, 2019, at Arena Ciudad in Mexico City.
“Velasquez has all the athletic credentials,” Del Rio told MMA Junkie on Thursday. “Wrestling is more difficult than people know, and it’s hard physically, but Cain has the athletic pedigree to do the job in the ring.”
Dell Rio stated that Velasquez will need to connect with the audience in a different way compared to MMA with charisma as even though a promoter could have him lose every night if the fans believe in your character and your personality, you can still become a star anyway.
“He respects wrestling,” Del Rio said. “He has the right attitude, he is sincere in wanting to learn. Whether that will translate, we don’t know, but he’s doing and saying all the right things.”
This comes after the former UFC Champion trained with WWE staff this past Summer during a visit to the WWE Performance Center down in Orlando Florida.
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