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Velveteen Dream’s first indie booking quickly pulled after backlash

You probably missed it, but yesterday (July 21), independent promotion SWF announced former NXT North American champion Velveteen Dream for their Home Sweet Home event on Sept. 11 in New Jersey.

Reaction from fans was swift. Multiple allegations that Patrick Clark, the wrestler who works as Velveteen Dream, behaved inappropriately in online interactions with minors unofficially played a major role in his departure from WWE. Clark has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing, and Triple H said prior to his release that he was cleared after internal investigations. That didn’t convince many fans then, and it did nothing to mute the response to SWF’s announcement now.

Within hours, SWF owner Rob Fury issued the following statement on Twitter:

Once thought to be a can’t miss prospect headed to big things on Raw or SmackDown, it now seems doubtful the 25 year old Clark even has a wrestling future. He hasn’t made any public comments since a poorly received statement after his WWE release in May.

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