Former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will be making his WWE in-ring debut at the Crown Jewel 2019 pay-per-view event. He will face Brock Lesnar challenging for the WWE Championship.
It is going to be a highly anticipated match on October 31st which may also turn out to be the main event of the Saudi Arabia show.
In case you don’t know, Cain Velasquez defeated Brock Lesnar during UFC 221 PPV in 2010 which gives the latter one to seek retribution in a rematch. So the stakes will be high for the beast incarnate who will be out to prove something.
Also, this is the first time that two UFC heavyweight title-holders are squaring off inside the pro-wrestling ring that makes this match a must-see for the fans.
WWE creative seems to be very much involved in this storyline and they intend to drag the fans as much as possible with the potential planning around the outcome of the match. Slice Wrestling provided an update on how the match between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez could end at Crown Jewel.
As per them, the reigning champion will successfully defend the belt. But that won’t mark an end for his title hunt as a rematch will be on the horizon, next year. Here are more details as carried by wwfoldschool.com,
“According to Slice Wrestling, Cain has signed a 7-figure multi-year contract with WWE and his match against Lesnar in Saudi Arabia is expected to lead to a rematch next year.
Current plan is for Lesnar to retain the WWE Championship at Crown Jewel 2019 and then a rematch taking place between the two former UFC Heavyweight Champions again at WrestleMania 36 in 2020.”
There’s a significant reason as to why WWE will be dragging the storyline as much as possible. The company is hoping to have MMA/UFC fans check out their product because of former UFC rivals Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez who will now be competing inside the squared circle.
This will hopefully turn those MMA/UFC fans into WWE fans, as well. Overall, this is going to increase the viewership on FOX who are hell-bent to give WWE product mainstream sports feel.