Paul Heyman Makes Brock Lesnar Announcement from Backstage at WWE SmackDown

Tanya Simon
October 12, 2019

The WWE have been shooting angles between Fury and Strowman since last Friday.

WWE Crown Jewel takes place Thursday, October 31, from King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. But me being the undefeated lineal heavyweight boxing champion, I fear no man.

Velasquez, 37, lost his last UFC bout via knockout to Francis Ngannou in February. You can read WWE's official match announcements by clicking here and here. In December, Fury got off the canvas to earn a draw with Wilder.

There are reportedly concerns from Fury's camp about the cut over his right eye - suffered against Wallin - opening up in a WWE match.

Velasquez, meanwhile, will be in WWE much longer. It was reported earlier this week that Velasquez removed himself from the USADA drug-testing pool and from UFC's heavyweight rankings.

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The UFC did not immediately return a request for comment.

WWE Crown Jewel will also feature Team Hogan (Seth Rollins, Rusev) vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton, King Corbin) as the two WWE Hall of Famers will coach a hand-picked team of five Superstars for a five-on-five tag team match.

It's interesting to note that Lesnar is appearing on tonight's WWE Draft edition of SmackDown as he is not eligible for a selection until Monday's RAW from Denver.

With his signing, Velasquez joins the likes of Lesnar and Ronda Rousey as former UFC champions on the WWE roster. However, due to numerous career-threatening injuries and surgeries, the Salinas, Calif., native had only been able to fight three times since his final title defence in 2013.

One of the greatest UFC fighters of all-time is transitioning into pro wrestling full-time. ESPN announced on Friday that Velasquez is officially retiring from MMA and has informed the Ultimate Fighting Championship of his intentions to leave the sport. "My family is into it".

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