From last week’s NXT, it was advertised that a “mystery person” would be part of the triple-threat match featuring KUSHIDA and Cameron Grimes, with the winner earning a spot in the North American Championship ladder match at TakeOver: XXX.
On this week’s show, Velveteen Dream returned for the first time since NXT TakeOver: In Your House back in June as part of the triple-threat match. The match was somewhat surprisingly won by Cameron Grimes, who pinned KUSHIDA to advance to TakeOver.
It was actually reported following NXT TakeOver back in June that Velveteen Dream’s days with WWE were numbered. This came after he was accused of inappropriate activity with a minor back in April, and again in the #SpeakingOut movement.
Following on from his surprise NXT return this week, one of Dream’s accusers has spoken out on Twitter. Here’s what Josh Fuller had to say about the return, courtesy of WrestlingNews.co.
“It’s a really sh*tty feeling that I feel like I can’t say the things I want to about everything because of fear over my wrestling career. That shouldn’t be okay
“In retrospect I’m glad I didn’t share things anonymously because it wouldn’t have had the same impact but the paranoia that comes with everything really f**kin sucks
“I’m doing okay though, I’m just really really mad that this sh*t’s just being tolerated and trying to be swept under the rug like it never happened
“The only things really pissing me off from social media are the people claiming that it was clearly investigated when there’s no proof or statement that ever was the case. Myself or anyone else involved weren’t contacted by anybody to my knowledge
“And also the people trying to make this like an AEW vs NXT thing look real dumb lmao miss me with that sh*t. Bad stuff is still bad, stop comparing situations to each other
“My morals come before wrestling and they always will. This is way bigger than me.
“ALSO anyone claiming I’m coming forward about things for clout, I don’t understand the logic behind that whatsoever. I have literally no personal gain and everything to lose by speaking up about things.
“I’m not sure if I’ll keep rambling about it but I just want to say above anything, I never chose to speak out because of myself. It was completely over the kids he sexually harassed and the fact that the internet tried to turn them into the bad people. Be sorry for them, not me.”
We will keep you posted if WWE decides to issue a statement regarding their investigation into the claims made against Velveteen Dream, or his return on Wednesday’s episode of NXT.