Velveteen Dream Comments On WWE Departure

8 months ago by Taylor Sanchez

Velveteen Dream Comments On WWE Departure

Patrick Clark, formerly known as NXT’s Velveteen Dream, has now commented on his WWE departure.

Clark was released by WWE in May 2021. The former NXT North American Champion had not been pushed or even used consistently on NXT since allegations against him emerged in 2020. Clark had been accused of sending indecent images to underage boys on Instagram, after a Reddit user posted explicit screenshots on r/SquaredCircle.

After these allegations surfaced, Clark took to social media to deny the claims, sharing the following statement:

“Be assured I did not communicate inappropriately with anyone. A private photo of mine was shared without my consent or knowledge and I am working with a third party to look into this matter.”

Clark has now spoken about his WWE departure on Dishing Drama with Dana Wilkey. The former North American Champion once again called the allegations ‘bulls**t’, and discussed WWE’s investigation, noting:

“I’d like to throw this in there as well, Josh Fuller was the one that when he decided to show up on social media with his bulls**t allegations, he started the hashtag Fire Velveteen Dream. That’s what it cost me. An investigation was done by WWE, our COO Paul Levesque, better known as Triple H, went on record and said there was nothing that WWE found that would incriminate me or cause any concern for the company, a company who sells to children, and I’m being accused of soliciting sex for minors. Come on.

“WWE found nothing. They even tried to put me back in a program with one of their top stars and then after the Fire Velveteen Dream hashtag blew up, they were doing the digital audience and someone showed up, in their place instead of a person it hashtag Fire Velveteen Dream.

“WWE gave me time, trying to distance me from the travesty of it all, and then they brought me back on a smaller scale to work with one of their mid-card guys. I got a couple months out of that, but #FireVelveteenDream was still trending. Every time I went on TV, it would begin to trend. WWE, in the middle of cancel culture, found itself at a loss. Money talks and they have shareholders. Even if they found me to be innocent, now, I’m affecting the bottom line, at least the bottom line they have with me, the money they can make with me, the way they can utilize me on TV. That’s what it cost me. It cost me my career. It cost me a chance to not only continue a dream, but almost have guaranteed support for my family. It was horrible.

“As soon as I got fired, the air cleared. Everyone deleted their messages, everyone deleted their vlogs. No one had nasty, rude hateful messages to send. It all stopped. It was as if the job got done and now we can all live our lives, except for the guy playing Velveteen Dream, me.”

Transcription via Fightful.

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