Major Update On Ex-WWE Star After Attempted Murder Charges & $1 Million Bail

2 weeks ago by Liam Winnard

Major Update On Ex-WWE Star After Attempted Murder Charges & $1 Million Bail WWE

There has been a major update on the situation involving former UFC Heavyweight Champion and ex-WWE star Cain Velasquez.

As reported yesterday (November 21, 2022), Velasquez and his attorneys had requested special permission in court for Velasquez to work the AAA show in Tempe, Arizona on December 3.

The lead prosecutor wasn’t able to be present for yesterday’s hearing, so the decision was delayed until today as yesterday’s judge wasn’t familiar enough with the case to make a ruling.

Today, as reported by MMAJunkie, Judge Arthur Bocanegra of Santa Clara (California) County court has ruled that Velasquez has been granted permission to work the AAA show in question.

Velasquez’s house confinement restriction has been waived for the trip from December 1 until December 4.

He is not required to partake in GPS tracking for the duration, but he is required to hire, and pay for, a police officer to accompany him.

Velasquez was released from jail on a $1 million bail on November 8, 2022 after being arrested in February on charges of Attempted Murder.

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.

In yesterday’s hearing, Velasquez pleaded not guilty to trial charges and waived his right to speedy trial.

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.

He also wrestled for AAA twice in 2019 before his WWE debut, most notably teaming with Cody Rhodes in a six-man match at TripleMania.

We’ll keep you informed with any further updates on the Velasquez case.

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