Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, who was with WWE for a time in 2019-2020, has been released from jail on a $1 million bail.
Velasquez had spent eight months in jail on attempted murder charges.
Back in February, Velasquez had allegedly chased down in his truck, and attempted to shoot, Harry Goularte, who had been alleged to have sexually assaulted a young relative of Velasquez.
Velasquez’s shot aimed at Goularte allegedly ended up hitting Goularte’s stepfather who was with Goularte in his vehicle at the time.
Velasquez had previously been denied bail four times throughout the past eight months until it was finally granted yesterday (November 8).
While he awaits a trial date, Velasquez cannot go within 300 yards of the alleged victims in the February incident and will have to wear a GPS tracker.
He will also be subject to special conditions which include not being allowed to possess weapons and undergoing counselling.
Velasquez’s only WWE match on broadcast was a WWE Championship match against Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia in October 2019.
He did also work a match at a house show in Mexico a month later, teaming with Humberto Carrillo to beat Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, but was released by WWE in April 2020.
His most recent pro-wrestling outing was at AAA TripleMania Regia II in December 2021, teaming with Pagano and Psycho Clown in a win over LA Park, Rey Escorpion and Taurus.
We’ll keep you informed with any further updates on the Velasquez case.
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