Brock Lesnar v Cain Velasquez for WWE Title is reportedly set to main event Crown Jewel

Cain Velasquez and Brock Lesnar meet inside the SmackDown ring

Brock Lesnar may have captured the WWE Championship on the first SmackDown episode on FOX last night, but that only told half of the story.

Going into the 20th anniversary show, FOX reportedly made a big play for Lesnar as they wanted some legitimate sporting stars on their roster.

That made a title win against Kofi Kingston inevitable, although not in the manner that it occurred.

It took only NINE seconds for Lesnar to crown himself world champion for the eighth time [including three runs with the Universal Championship], with one F5 being enough to keep Kingston down.

But just moments after winning, Rey Mysterio's music hit as he sought revenge for Lesnar's attack on him and his son Dominick on Raw - and he didn't come to Los Angeles alone.

Alongside him was former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, who defeated Lesnar for the title back in October 2010, and the two engaged in a short brawl inside the ring.

Interestingly Velasquez was wearing a knee brace over his jeans, and that was because he suffered torn knee ligaments in his loss to Francis Ngannou back in February.

Cain Velasquez takes down newly-crowned WWE Champion Brock Lesnar

He's competed in his first two wrestling matches since then for Lucha Libre AAA and impressed many people, but he will need surgery eventually - not that it looks like it will be anytime soon.

That's because according to the Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Velasquez is scheduled to challenge Lesnar for his newly-won title on October 31 at - you guessed it - Crown Jewel.

Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman looked like they had seen a ghost as Cain Velasquez appeared

It seems strange to do the match so soon and in the Middle East when a United States crowd would be far more receptive to the bout, but money talks for Vince McMahon at the end of the day.

Velasquez hasn't actually signed a contract with WWE yet according to Marc Raimondi, but he's dropping out of the USADA testing pool, which would effectively retire him from Mixed Martial Arts - so he's serious about wrestling.

There was a very positive reaction to Velasquez's debut, and whilst it may be far too soon to throw him in the WWE Championship picture, Brock v Cain 2 is a fight that a lot of people want to see.

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