Cain Velasquez is reportedly booked for the WWE Royal Rumble PPV, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The former UFC champion made his WWE debut on SmackDown on October 4 and attacked Brock Lesnar. Later that month, he made his in-ring debut against Lesnar at WWE Crown Jewel, which he lost via submission.

His second WWE match was supposed to take place in November in Mexico City, but was later canceled.

Velasquez signed a multi-year deal with WWE this past October.

WWE Royal Rumble will take place on January 26th in Houston, Texas at the Minute Maid Park.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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