Despite awaiting trial for attempted murder charges, Cain Velasquez may have his sights set on returning to the squared circle much sooner than expected!
In late February, former WWE star Cain Velasquez was arrested after allegedly going on a high speed car chase that ended with him shooting at a man named Harry Goularte who’d recently been charged with molesting the MMA standout’s close relative. The man’s stepfather ended up being shot in the incident, sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. Velasquez was charged with attempted murder for the incident and incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Jail.
Cain Velasquez underwent a pre-trial hearing on November 7th and 8th, and presiding judge Arthur Bocanegra granted a motion for bail, meaning that he will be able to go home for the first time in eight months as he awaits trial on November 21st. Bail was set at $1 million, and he will be subject to home incarceration enforced by GPS tracking, meaning he will be unable to leave his residence without express exception from the court.
Therefore, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that a new report indicates Velasquez is eyeing a return to the squared circle as early as December 6th. According to ESPN’s Marc Raimondi, there is talk of him wrestling for AAA on December 3rd if he’s able to receive clearance from the court.
“Per sources, Cain Velasquez’s team has been discussing since last week the possibility of him wrestling on the Lucha Libre AAA show next month in Arizona with the promotion. Still needs approval by the court to do so. But if he gets it, the expectation is he will perform Dec. 3
“Velasquez performing on that show has added meaning for him. The card will take place in Tempe at Mullett Arena, which is at Arizona State University — where Velasquez was a two-time All-American college wrestler.”
Velasquez performing on that show has added meaning for him. The card will take place in Tempe at Mullett Arena, which is at Arizona State University — where Velasquez was a two-time All-American college wrestler.
— Marc Raimondi (@marcraimondi) November 21, 2022