Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez made a surprise appearance on Monday Night Raw during a Rey Mysterio promo to save the legendary luchador from a surprise attack by Shelton Benjamin. Mysterio kicked things off by saying he was thankful for the fans’ support, but suddenly found himself in a war of words with Paul Heyman over the WWE Championship match between Brock Lesnar and Velasquez at Crown Jewel. Benjamin then made his way down to the ring and reminded Mysterio of his credentials, saying it was rediculous that Velasquez was getting a title shot just for saving Mysterio from Lesnar. He then pushed and slapped Mysterio around until Velasquez’s music hit.
And then the trouble started. Velasquez easily blocked a takedown attempt by Benjamin and started hitting him with strikes to the side of his stomach while he was on ground. Fans began to boo the awkward encounter until Benjamin was finally tossed out of the ring. In his defense, Velasquez only has one pro wrestling match under his belt heading into his title match with Lesnar. But fans on Twitter didn’t give him the benefit of the doubt as they tore into how he looked.
— WWE (@WWE) October 22, 2019
Check out some of the top reactions in the list below, and give us your thoughts down in the comments!
Hot Take: I really don’t wanna see Cain Velasquez doing MMA moves, or him and Brock having an MMA wrestling match.
— Daily DDT (@FanSidedDDT) October 22, 2019
Cain Velasquez is about as exciting as flat Pepsi.
— Mid-30’s Mutant Lucha Chris (@FujiwaraArmbar) October 22, 2019
— 🎃Patchkin Chancehausen💀 (@patcheschance) October 22, 2019
— Mike ‘Smock ‘Em If You Got ‘Em’ Timko (@Oh_TheHorror) October 22, 2019
I bet it’s hard for Cain Velasquez to not punch people for real in the WWE lmao
— Denz (@redpooly) October 22, 2019