When Cain Velasquez hit the professional wrestling scene back in early October, WWE knew they had something big on their hands with his arrival. Velasquez has reportedly signed onto the company with a multi-year deal, despite losing his first-ever match in quick fashion to Brock Lesnar.
Now, many viewers are wondering when they will see the former UFC star again. However, Velasquez will not likely be seen for a while since WWE has nothing scheduled for him.
After showing up on the debut of Friday Night SmackDown, Velasquez’s return and subsequent rematch with Lesnar made for huge news. A month later, the two superstars squared off at Crown Jewel, but the match ended quickly.
It has previously been reported that Cain Velasquez‘s knee injury is worse than originally anticipated, which was why his match with Lesnar was cut short. Earlier this month at a WWE Live Event in Mexico City, he teamed up with Humberto Carrillo to face and defeat The O.C. in an all-out brawl. However, Velasquez may not be seen again anytime soon.
It is possible WWE wants Velasquez to take some extra time off for knee surgery before the busy “Road to WrestleMania” season, which would give him the opportunity to properly recover before jumping back into the ring.
According to Ringside News, Velasquez currently has no “committed dates” on the WWE schedule. However, that’s not to say that the newcomer won’t be added to any future events.
Velasquez started off his WWE career in a big way, which saw him immediately target Brock Lesnar and pair up with Rey Mysterio. Lesnar has now moved over to Monday Night Raw, where he actually feuded with Mysterio for a brief time, but that also appears to have ended for now.
Reportedly, the deal that the former UFC star signed with WWE is said to be for three years, which means there is still a lot of time left on his contract. At the moment, the company may be more concerned with getting Velasquez totally healthy, as opposed to throwing him in the ring for a one-time match.
Velasquez is going to end up being a big player in the WWE one day, but there is no telling when he will return to the ring. Fans are looking forward to what’s next for the budding superstar, but they’re going to have to wait until the right time arrives.