Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was cleared Tuesday by a California courtroom to carry out on knowledgeable wrestling present for the Mexican promotion Lucha Libre AAA, in keeping with courtroom information.
Velasquez, 40, remains to be going through costs in an tried homicide case in Santa Clara County, and Tuesday’s determination comes lower than a month after he was launched on $1 million bail Nov. 8.
As a situation of his bail, Velasquez is meant to be confined to his house, put on a GPS tracker and never come inside 300 yards of the alleged victims of the case. Nonetheless, decide Arthur Bocanegra briefly waived the house confinement and tracker for this lucha libre occasion. Velasquez should pay out of his personal pocket for legislation enforcement to accompany him to the wrestling present, in lieu of the tracker.
The AAA present will happen Dec. 3 at Mullett Enviornment on the campus of Arizona State College, the place Velasquez was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler.
Sources advised ESPN that Velasquez’s staff started talks with AAA final week and a deal in precept was reached. On Monday, Velasquez’s authorized staff requested the courtroom for the particular permission, and Bocanegra granted it Tuesday.
Velasquez will carry out in a trios match on the lucha card, teaming with Pagano and Blue Demon Jr. towards Taurus, Sam Adonis and Gringo Loco, sources advised ESPN.
Velasquez, 40, is being charged with tried homicide and 10 different gun-related costs. He’s accused of chasing down a person, Harry Goularte, in his automobile and taking pictures at him. Goularte is being charged with sexually assaulting a younger relative of Velasquez. In a civil go well with filed in June, Velasquez mentioned that Goularte molested Velasquez’s 4-year-old son.
Goularte was not hit by Velasquez’s pictures, however Goularte’s stepfather, Paul Bender, was. Bender, who was not critically injured, helps Goularte’s mom, Patricia, run the daycare middle the place Goularte allegedly abused Velasquez’s son. The three of them — Goularte, Patricia and Bender — have been all within the automobile when Velasquez gave chase in his personal automobile and fired the pictures.
Velasquez retired from the UFC in 2019 and made the transfer to professional wrestling, first with Lucha Libre AAA. Velasquez, who’s Mexican American, could be very widespread in Mexico and grew up a fan of the lucha libre fashion. After success in matches for AAA, Velasquez signed a multimillion-dollar cope with WWE and had an enormous match in November 2019 towards Brock Lesnar in Saudi Arabia.
Velasquez was launched by WWE, together with many others, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. He resurfaced with AAA in December 2021 in Mexico.