Former UFC fighter and WWE wrestler Cain Velasquez was arrested on February 28th after shooting the stepfather of a man accused of performing an indecent act on his son. To extract retribution, Velasquez is said to have pursued and rammed the vehicle carrying the accused before shooting at him, his stepfather, and his mother. Subsequently, he was held without bail, although two weeks ago, he was released on a $1 million bond following a hearing that lasted two days. He is, though, required to wear a GPS tracker and is prohibited from approaching the victims.
And now, in a move not many people saw coming, the legal representatives of Velasquez have sought permission for him to wrestle at AAA’s December 3rd show in Arizona. With it noted, he is prepared to wrestle with a GPS monitor and that a police accompaniment would be paid for. A decision is now expected to be given on Tuesday, with a judge familiar with the case set to review.
Velasquez wowed AAA fans when he initialy debuted for them at Triplemanía XXVII on August 3rd, 2019. Wearing a mask, he looked like a veteran performing moves someone with his experience level shouldn’t be able to do. Nevertheless, he opted to jump to WWE after they offered him a big money deal to wrestle Brock Lesnar, who he famously defeated inside the Octagon.
Unfortunately, Velasquez looked very poor in the match due to a knee injury and was squashed by Lesnar in just over two minutes. Then after a single houseshow appearance in Mexico, he was sent to train at the Performance Center before being released. However, AAA didn’t hold his WWE signing against him, and he returned for their Triplemanía Regia 2021 event, teaming with Pagano & Psycho Clown against LA Park and Los Mercenarios.