Cain Velasquez Permitted To Compete In Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide Event In Arizona

He first competed in the promotion in 2020.

Cain Velasquez is an active professional athlete again. 

A Santa Clara County, California Judge Arthur Bocanegra granted Velasquez’s request to participate in a December 3 Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide event in Tempe, Arizona. He will be traveling by plane to his competition. 

The former UFC heavyweight champion was granted bail and was released on a $1 million bond earlier this month. He has been ordered to follow specific restrictions, including house confinement, but the judge’s ruling on Tuesday temporarily waves that travel restriction. 

Velasquez and his attorney made a motion on Monday’s arraignment to permit him to compete at the professional wrestling event; he would still follow GPS monitoring and even pay fees for police to accompany him.  

Judge Daniel T. Nishigaya redirected the request to a different judge who is more familiar with Velasquez’s case. 

Bocanegra ruled that Velasquez may compete in the match without GPS monitoring, which was one of the necessary conditions when he was released on bail. The district attorney’s office objected, but the judge proceeded with the ruling. 

Velasquez will leave on December 1 and return on December 4. His monitoring device will be removed, but a police officer must be hired for work detail and they must cover the cost. 

The event takes place at Mullett Arena in Arizona State University, where Velasquez attended and wrestled.  

Velasquez competed in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in 2019, preceding a stint in WWE. He left the wrestling promotion in 2020 and returned to Lucha Libre in late 2021.   

As for the trial, he is facing a minimum of 20 years in prison for an attempted murder charge.   

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