One could argue that the Cain Velasquez story is among the most sinister tales the wrestling world has recently heard. The former heavyweight champion of the UFC, former star of the WWE, and sporadic AAA Lucha Libre performer has spent the past year defending himself against 10 charges, including attempted murder for chasing down another car and firing at it, injuring the passenger.
It would later be revealed that Velasquez was hunting down a man accused of sexually assaulting a young relative of the combat sports veteran. The man was also the target of a lawsuit that was eventually brought against him. Currently, the case has undergone another development. The man accused of abusing a relative of Velasquez, Harry Goularte, will go on trial, according to MMA Junkie.
During a preliminary hearing on Monday, during which the teenage complainant charged Goularte with the offence, the case advanced. Goularte had not before been charged with the crime in court or in front of the public. A criminal allegation of “lewd actions with a juvenile under the age of 14” has been brought against Goularte, who was first accused of the alleged occurrence a year prior to the revelation.
In early June, the accused entered a plea of innocence. The accuser, the accuser’s wife, and Patricia Bender, Goularte’s mother, all testified during yesterday’s hearing. Due to his ongoing house detention while awaiting trial, Velasquez was not present for the hearing. Despite this limitation, Velasquez was able to resume his wrestling career in December by competing in AAA’s US tournament in Tempe, Arizona, where Velasquez attended Arizona State University for his undergraduate studies.
While Velasquez apparently committed to taking part in further AAA US dates in 2023, as of this writing, no such US events have been publicised. Cain Velasquez has no regard for human life, according to Bender’s testimony. “I am concerned for my own and my family’s safety.” During the same hearing, Velasquez’s defence team presented an official request claiming that TBI (brain injury) or CTE had caused Velasquez to act rashly. Velasquez bail was denied by Judge Shelyna Brown.