The current plan is for Cain Velasquez to team with Rey Mysterio to face Drew McIntyre and Andrade at the WWE live event on Nov. 30 in Mexico.
Velasquez will make his WWE in-ring debut in a WWE title match against Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia next week. While he debuted with a high-flying Luchador style, he’s expected to embrace an MMA fighting type style to face Lesnar.
Speaking of MMA, UFC president Dana White weighed in on Cain leaving the UFC for WWE.
“I’m happy for him. Cain’s had some rough injuries that have happened. The guy’s been a professional athlete a long time, a collegiate athlete, a super nice guy,” said White h/t Fightful.com.
“When it looks like it’s the end of your career and you’re looking at what’s next. It’s hard for these guys to figure out ‘what do I do?’ I always like ‘How is Cain going to wrestle? He’s having problems with his body in MMA.’ Then I saw him doing (lucha libre) wrestling, and I said ‘god damn, he’s pretty good. That’s cool.’ Then I got a call from WWE and I knew what they were thinking. I was totally cool with it. They didn’t even ask me, they were just looking for Cain, I figured that’s what they were going to do. I’m happy for him, I’m happy for his family. I hope he does well like Ronda did and makes a lot of money and the fans love him.”