Velveteen Dream Issues an Emotional Statement Following His WWE Release

Published 05/24/2021, 1:21 PM EDT


WWE has often taken the strongest measures to keep its name clean. Therefore, when Velveteen Dream, real name Patrick Clark Jr., was under fire because of some controversies, the company took a strict decision to steer away from the negative attention.

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WWE ended Velveteen Dream’s contract, and it’s possible that he will never return to the company. Even if the air clears, the chances of his return are minimal.

Dream took to his Instagram story to explain how deeply regretful he was to not bring his character up to its full potential.

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“The allegations from April 20, 2020 have effectively derailed any upward momentum I had professionally. And has ultimately resulted in my termination with WWE. My name is Patrick Clark, not the Velveteen Dream.

“Velveteen Dream is a character that I have spent years developing and trying to bring to life. The success of the Dream character, relied heavily on kayfabe. My ability to blur Patrick Clark from Tough Enough with this over the top personality.”

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Velveteen Dream explained the story of his character

He revealed the inspiration behind his character to the audience. Not only did he explain the inspiration, but he took the opportunity and thanked his audience and the people who believed in his ability to bring Velveteen Dream to life.

“The character was conceptualized the day Prince passed, April 21 2016. I knew nothing about him at that time. But my thinking was that I could use my interpretation of Prince to create an onscreen personality vastly different from who I am as a person. *Cue Velveteen Dream: A Sexually Ambiguous, Gender Fluid, Self Absorbed Divo.”

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“Thank you to any and everybody who enjoyed and allowed me to be my character. Whether you paid a ticket or walked up on me in Walmart. My goal was to provide you with the same escape that I was offered when I first started watching. My job was to play a character and to help advance storylines and drama for the fans who cared to tune in.” H/t Sportskeeda.

While he revealed details about the allegations, his objective was to ensure his audience and fans know the truth. He opened his personal DMs for the fans to get in touch with him. However, some were supportive while others weren’t.

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He concluded the message with a hope that soon everyone will know what truly happened, and he can revive his former glory.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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