Megastar was made to lose to Brock Lesnar so he would “get his win back”

Brock Lesnar is one of the most dominant men in WWE history. In addition to dominating the world of sports entertainment, he also dominated amateur wrestling and mixed martial arts. However, his amazing run in the UFC was marred by his loss to Cain Velasquez. When Velasquez came to WWE, he quickly lost to Lesnar, ostensibly so The Beast Incarnate could get his win back.

Cain Velasquez defeated Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 to become the heavyweight champion. He joined WWE in 2019 and entered into a feud with rival Brock Lesnar. The two had a match at WWE Crown Jewel in 2019 and Velasquez was released shortly after his match.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has revealed that Velasquez was invited to a match mainly for the same reason Logan Paul was invited to Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel next month. It is part of Saudi Arabia’s policy to attract top sports stars to compete.

“There will be those who wouldn’t like Paul having a PPV in a title match in just his third match, but it’s really no different than Velasquez, with other than Velasquez being a former UFC champion, Lesnar is the Lesnar in the Octagon in his own way, so did Lesnar to ‘get his win back’. And there was real sports history, even if the game ended up being a complete dud,” Meltzer noted.

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Comparisons between Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar and Logan Paul vs. Roman Reigns

The report states that the main reason for bringing Logan Paul to a match against Roman Reigns is because he is considered a big star in Saudi Arabia. Meltzer revealed that the government pays “good money” to put big names on shows:

“Probably the key to the Saudi Arabian shows is the term ‘sportswear’ being thrown around. The government pays ridiculous money to get high profile athletes to perform under its auspices with the idea that doing so will give the country good publicity to counteract any negative publicity they would receive in the media.

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Logan Paul has only had two matches in WWE so far. Despite being praised for his in-ring skills, many fans felt it was a little too soon to give him a title shot against Roman Reigns.


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