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Midnight Mania! Cain Velasquez to make pro wrestling debut in August

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Cain Velasquez announced today (Tues., March 26, 2019) at a press conference he is going to make his professional wrestling debut in Mexico City, Mexico, this summer. He has been cultivating beef with other pro wrestlers in the Lucha Libre circuit, calling pro wrestling “fake.” Three pro wrestlers objected to this, and Velasquez had face-offs with all three at the press conference (Via MMAFighting.com):

Velasquez appeared Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in Mexico City where it was announced he would make his pro wrestling debut on “TripleMania,” which is the premiere event of the year for the AAA promotion. AAA, founded in 1992, is one of Mexico’s two major pro wrestling groups and ran ultra-successful U.S. events in the early 90s including one of the most acclaimed American pay-per-view events of all-time from Los Angeles in 1994.

“I will be an in-ring performer for sure. With more time learning this beautiful sport, great things will happen,” Velasquez said via his management team.

The show will take place on Aug. 3 at Arena Ciudad in Mexico City.


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