Cain Velasquez will reportedly return to action at the 2020 Royal Rumble

Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut in surprise circumstances two months ago, confronting his long-time rival Brock Lesnar after he won the WWE Championship.

It only took one match though for some fans to put a downer on his signing, with complaints over not being able to show off his athleticism in his match with Lesnar at Crown Jewel at the end of October.

Brock defeated him in just 88 seconds, and added further insult to injury by brutalising him with a steel chair post-match, which seemingly wrote him off TV for the foreseeable future.

Despite Crown Jewel being his last televised appearance, Velasquez competed at a live event in Mexico City on November 30, teaming up with rising star Humberto Carrillo.

Cain Velasquez's last match was at a live event in Mexico City, teaming with Humberto Carrillo

With Velasquez supposedly needing knee surgery to correct an injury suffered earlier this year in a UFC fight, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him off television for a good while.

But it looks like we will be seeing the Californian sooner rather than later.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, via the Cageside Seats Rumor Roundup, Velasquez has been booked for next month's Royal Rumble event.

That means he could take part in his first Rumble match, but there's also a chance he may come back and challenge Lesnar again for the WWE Championship.

There's every chance Velasquez could have a rematch with Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble

There has been speculation surrounding Lesnar's WrestleMania 36 opponent being either Cain or the lineal boxing world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury - both of which would create a lot of media attention.

But you'd imagine that would be greeted with a lack of enthusiasm from hardcore WWE fans, but maybe Velasquez will appear in the Rumble instead of facing Lesnar and he'll be able to set up a Mania feud with a full-time star.

His WWE career may have gotten off to a rocky start, but when he's allowed to show what he can really do inside the squared circle, no doubt fans are going to start to warm to Velasquez.

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