After debuting for the WWE on the premiere episode of Friday Night SmackDown on FOX back on October 4th, Cain Velasquez is no longer with the company as he has been released according to Dave Meltzer via Wrestling Observer Radio. Velasquez’s name is a part of the handful of releases and furloughs that were made by WWE this month.
Velasquez arrived on SmackDown and was immediately involved in a program with the-then WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. On October 31st, the two competed for the WWE Championship at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia where Lesnar tapped out Velasquez in two minutes. Upon his signing, it was noted on WWE’s official website that Cain signed a multi-year deal and Cain confirmed during an interview with the Gorilla Position podcast that his deal was for three years.
Cain also revealed in another interview that he was supposed to be the 2020 men’s Royal Rumble match that was ultimately won by Drew McIntyre.
In the Summer of 2019, Cain Velasquez made his in-ring debut at Triplemanía XXVII in Mexico City and teamed with Psycho Clown and Cody Rhodes to defeat Killer Kross, Texano Jr. and Taurus. Cain’s last match took place in November of 2019 in Mexico City where he and Humberto Carrillo defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Yesterday, it was reported by Dave Meltzer that longtime WWE employee Gerald Brisco had either been released or furloughed from the company as well.