Cain Velasquez has confirmed that he is planning to be part of WrestleMania 36 after a long absence from WWE programming. Velasquez hasn’t been seen on WWE TV ever since last Halloween when he lost his debut match to former UFC rival and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
I do, I’m planning to perform
Lesnar retained the WWE Championship in Jeddah by making El Padrino tap out to the Kimura Lock and then launched a savage attack on his ex-MMA foe with a steel chair hinting that the two heavyweights aren’t done with each other just yet.
The two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion hasn’t wrestled since a non-televised live event in Mexico last November where he teamed up with Humberto Carrillo and defeated Luke Gallows as well as Karl Anderson of The OC.
But the 37-year-old fighter is very keen to return to the squared circle and is planning to be a part of WrestleMania on April 5 at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
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The UFC legend claims that it would be a dream come true to perform at Mania as he is a longtime WWE fan who first watched the Show of Shows through illegal cable as a child.
Velasquez told Express Sport when asked if he is going to be at WrestleMania: “I do, I’m planning to perform. I’ll be there.
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“I’m not sure who I’ll be wrestling against or anything like that but yeah I’m excited to do my first WrestleMania.
“Being a fan as a kid the first time I watched WrestleMania was through illegal cable – I couldn’t even see it but it was a big deal, it was WrestleMania. It was on and I could kind of see what was happening.
“So for me to do that and to be a part of it is a dream come true.”
Velasquez also claims he could possibly return at the Royal Rumble this Sunday at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.
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The MMA hero admitted that he has yet to receive official confirmation from WWE about his next appearance but is keen to “get a piece” of Lesnar, who will be competing in the Men’s Royal Rumble Match as the No1 entrant.
Velasquez added when asked about a return at the Royal Rumble: “It’s a possibility, I haven’t got full confirmation but hopefully.
“I’d like to get a piece of Brock, I’m all for it [a return at the Royal Rumble].”
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