Cain Velasquez Files Motion to Compete at AAA Professional Wrestling Event on December 3rd

Cain Velasquez was released on bail November 8th following eight months behind bars, facing multiple charges including attempted murder

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After more than eight long months behind bars, Cain Velasquez was finally allowed to go home to his family. As Velasquez is out on bail and is still in the middle of an ongoing legal battle, he has asked the court for special permission to resume his professional wrestling career.

Velasquez is currently awaiting trial for multiple charges, the most serious being attempted murder. It is alleged that the former UFC heavyweight champion engaged in a high-speed chase and fired multiple shots at Harry Goularte, a man who has been accused of molesting Velasquez’s son at a daycare run by his mother, Patricia Goularte. 

While Goularte was released on bail immediately following his arrest, Velasquez remained in custody until November 8th when he was finally released on a $1 million bond. Currently, under GPS monitoring and travel restrictions, Velasquez and his attorney Ed Sousa went before a judge and submitted a motion to permit Velasquez to compete at a Lucha Libre event in Arizona on December 3rd. 

Judge Daniel T. Nishigaya directed the request to another judge more familiar with Cain Velasquez’s case. That judge is expected to make a ruling on the motion Tuesday. 

Cain Velasquez Hopes to Continue His Professional Wrestling Career While Awaiting Trial

After his official retirement from mixed martial arts in 2019, Cain Velasquez began training in professional wrestling. Shortly after he began training, he signed with WWE and made an in-ring appearance at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, rekindling his feud with former UFC opponent Brock Lesnar. Unfortunately, Velasquez’s WWE tenure was cut short due to injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the promotion to cut costs. 

The same year Velasquez first dipped his toe into the world of professional wrestling, he signed a deal with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, a professional wrestling organization based in Mexico. His debut for the promotion came at Triplemania XXVII alongside WWE Superstars Cody Rhodes and Karrion ‘Killer’ Kross. 

Cain Velasquez also worked alongside UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier and AEW wrestler Brian Cage under the AAA banner. 

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