In a shocking turn of events, rumors surrounding the potential return of ‘controversial’ wrestler Velveteen Dream to WWE have been squashed. Triple H and the company have made it abundantly clear that they have ‘no interest’ in bringing the former NXT sensation back into the fold.
Velveteen Dream, whose real name is Patrick Clark, made waves in the world of professional wrestling during his tenure in NXT. However, his career took a significant hit when he was released from WWE amidst allegations of sending indecent images to underage individuals. A thorough investigation followed these accusations, with both the wrestler and the company vehemently denying any wrongdoing.
Recent speculation of Dream’s return began circulating after reports of his presence at the WWE Performance Center emerged. This powered anticipation of a ‘shocking’ comeback, but the truth appears to be quite different.
Wrestlers often use the Performance Center to prepare for their in-ring returns or debuts, but the reports stating Dream’s presence were short-lived. Wrestling insiders, including BWE, initially suggested that he was in attendance for training and therapy sessions, hinting at a possible return.
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However, it is important to note that no official confirmation of Dream’s re-signing with WWE was provided. The mere mention of his presence at the Performance Center ignited speculation about his return under the guidance of Triple H.
In an attempt to clear the air, Frightful reached out to multiple sources, all of whom unanimously denied Dream’s presence at the Performance Center. One source even remarked that they hadn’t heard the name ‘Velveteen Dream’ in a long time. WWE and Triple H reportedly have ‘no interest’ in re-signing him, and it would take something dramatic to change that stance.
In response to these rumors, Patrick Clark himself took to his Instagram stories to set the record straight. He categorically stated that he had not visited Orlando, Florida, the WWE Performance Center, or any WWE-related events or facilities. He encouraged the wrestling media to focus on promoting the current talents of the industry and to refrain from publishing ‘fake narratives’ about him. Given his controversial history and the negative attention his previous appearances garnered, it is unlikely that Velveteen Dream will ever return to WWE, despite the company’s investigation clearing him of misconduct.
Before the controversies that led to his WWE departure, Velveteen Dream was a beloved character in NXT and was considered one of WWE’s rising stars. His future looked promising, even with talks of a potential WrestleMania main event in his future.
Since his release, Patrick Clark has remained relatively silent on social media and has seemingly retired from professional wrestling. His last official match was in 2020 against Adam Cole on an episode of NXT, and he hasn’t pursued independent wrestling since parting ways with WWE.
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While the dream of Velveteen’s WWE return may have faded into the annals of wrestling history, the wrestling world continues to evolve and surprise fans with new stories, characters, and rivalries. As the industry marches on, one thing remains constant: the never-ending passion and dedication of wrestling enthusiasts worldwide. With new stars rising, battles unfolding, and dreams being chased both inside and outside the squared circle, the WWE universe can be sure that the excitement and unpredictability of professional wrestling are far from over. Stay tuned for more thrilling chapters in this captivating saga, where the only constant is change, and where surprises await at every turn.