Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has opened up on the reaction to his pro wrestling in-ring debut while doing a recent interview.
Velasquez teamed with Cody and Psycho Clown to defeat Taurus, Texano Jr. and Killer Kross in his pro wrestling debut. The match took place last Saturday at Triplemania XXVII, the biggest Mexican Lucha Libre event of the year, in Mexico City.
Velasquez made it known in this interview that he was shocked by the reaction but loves wrestling and looks forward to doing more of it.
“I was kind of shocked to be honest,” Velasquez told MMA Junkie in promotion for his Schick Xtreme “Bald Important People” campaign. “I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t sure how many people would actually be watching and tuning in to watch. I did a match and heard all the positive things from people. It was great. I was shocked. The whole night I was asking my wife, ‘What just happened?’
“For me, I know what I can do and I feel like learning wrestling for the short time that I’ve learned it, it feels very natural to me,” Velasquez continued. “I loved it. I love going out there and competing and I can’t wait to do more of it.”