It was reported last night that controversial NXT star the Velveteen Dream had been released by WWE.
While there isn’t a clear reason for his release, Fightful Select reports that there was growing concern that Dream may be being set up to help coach classes.
Dream, real name Patrick Clark Jr, hadn’t wrestled on NXT since December 2020, and was increasingly unpopular with fans after accusations of inappropriate behaviour were levelled against him. He denied all accusations, and an internal WWE investigation allegedly found nothing of concern.
Following his release, veteran WWE artist Rob Schamberger took to Twitter to give his thoughts on the Velveteen Dream, and he didn’t hold any punches.
Without saying anything further: He was the single most unprofessional person I’ve encountered in this business. I hope this is the wake up call he needs to start doing the emotional work to become a better person. All told.
— Rob Schamberger (@robschamberger) May 20, 2021
Dream had been with WWE since October 2015, following a run on the sixth season of Tough Enough. Prior to his release, Dream had established himself as one of NXT’s biggest stars.
We will bring you any further news regarding his release when it becomes available.
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