Mexican wrestler Alberto Rodriguez known as Alberto Del Rio poses before attending a show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, as part of the WrestleMania Revenge Tour, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) European tour, on April 22, 2016 in Paris. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Alberto Del Rio Discusses if Cain Velasquez Can Succeed in Pro Wrestling


Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is set to appear for the AAA promotion on Aug. 3 in Mexico City in an event called “TripleMania.”

Alberto Del Rio recently spoke about Velasquez’s chances in the pro wrestling business when he conducted a recent interview. This is where Del Rio mentioned that Velasquez will need to connect with the audience in a different way compared to MMA.

“Velasquez has all the athletic credentials,” Del Rio told MMA Junkie on Thursday. “Wrestling is more difficult than people know, and it’s hard physically, but Cain has the athletic pedigree to do the job in the ring.”

“But in wrestling, you have to have a charisma that connects with the audience in a different way. The promoter can have you go out and lose every single night, but if the audience believes in your character and your personality, you can still become a star anyway.”

“He respects wrestling,” Del Rio said. “He has the right attitude, he is sincere in wanting to learn. Whether that will translate, we don’t know, but he’s doing and saying all the right things.”


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