Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made a second appearance for the Mexican pro wrestling promotion AAA recently, taking part in the AAA: Lucha Invades NY event from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
That program will air this Friday night at 8 p.m. ET on AXS TV .
Velasquez, who held the UFC heavyweight title twice, was partnered up with IMPACT champion Brian Cage and Psycho Clown against Los Mercenarios, the team of Rey Escorpion, Texano Jr. and Taurus.
Lucha Invades NY On AXS TV Friday
Showcasing stars from the world’s premier Mexican professional wrestling organization, LUCHA INVADES NY features an impressive roster of leading Mexican and internationally-known Luchadores, showing off the colorful aspect of the wrestlers’ unique masks and outfits, as well as the dramatic, high-flying matches inside the ring.
The AAA tag team championship will be on the line as the Lucha Brothers, Pentagon Jr. and Fenix, defend against LAX, the team of Santana and Ortiz, in the latest installment of their rivalry which has already produced numerous in-ring classics.
The event will also feature AAA Reina de Reinas (Queen of the Queens) champion and IMPACT Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard in a defense of her title against former Reina de Reinas Champion and current IMPACT Knockouts champion Taya Valkyrie.
Mexican legends Blue Demon Jr. and Rey Wagner will also face off in a no disqualification grudge match.
Lucha Libre AAA returns to U.S. soil on October 13, as the organization hosts INVADING LA at The Forum in Los Angeles, Calif.