Former WWE star and UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez has been arrested after allegedly being involved in a shooting in California.
NBC Bay Area has reported that San Jose police are investigating a shooting incident that happened on Monday near Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill.
According to police investigating the incident one man was shot and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries but the circumstances surrounding the shooting have not been released.
Cain Velasquez is currently being held in the Santa Clara County Jail with no bail although the former UFC star’s involvement in the incident is so far unknown.
Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio discussed the situation, seemingly trying to clarify Velasquez’s involvement in the incident:
“This afternoon it was Monterrey Highway and Bailey Avenue […] basically on the way to where Cain lives. It involved two people and one is in the hospital and one is in jail. The one who’s in jail is Cain Velasquez. So that kinda tells you who did the shooting. Nothing else is really known but he’s being held without bail.”
Cain Velasquez became UFC Heavyweight Champion when he defeated current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in the octagon in 2010. Velasquez made his wrestling debut in 2019 for AAA and within two months was a part of WWE and once again squared off with The Beast Incarnate at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
Velasquez wrestled one more match for the company on a live event in Mexico City where he teamed with Humberto Carrillo to defeat The OC in tag team action. He was released from the company as part of budget cuts in April 2020.