The two-time UFC Champion Cain Velasquez was released from his WWE contract on April 28th due to budget cuts because of COVID-19 pandemic. On his recent appearance on MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and discussed about his WWE release last year.

“It is what it is man. That was just me going into it and really just trying to figure out what it was. It was all thrown at me at once, whole new origination. I was there for whatever anybody needed as far as to have me build into whatever they wanted me to build into. That didn’t happen this turnaround. I’m sorry to everyone that I let down. That does hurt me as well because I expect a lot out of myself,” Cain said.

Cain Velasquez on his match with Brock at Crown Jewel and why the WWE let him go.#TheMMAHour

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The former WWE Superstar Cain Velasquez also discussed his time with WWE and how the pandemic affected his run with the promotion.
“They just didn’t use me, I wasn’t called to go in for them to use me. At one point they told me we were going to go do something with some of the lucha guys and when that time came close, we were deep into COVID. They were like, ‘we’re just doing the shows this way like we just need these core guys right now.’ They just needed me to develop a lot more and I wasn’t there. So they really couldn’t use me in that way,” Velasquez added (H/T:

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