Velveteen Dream has no memory of Patrick Clark’s time on Tough Enough.
He also has zero $#!+s to give when it comes to what former WWE employees, characters his opponent used to play in other promotions or current top stars for competing companies he homages or references in his ring and entrance entire.
For his highly anticipated showdown with Ricochet at TakeOver: Chicago 2, The Dream came out looking mostly like the fired (but rumored to be returning soon) Hulk Hogan:
Whatcha gonna do when @VelveteenWWE declares your dream over?— TDE Wrestling (@totaldivaseps) June 17, 2018
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Once you look past the feather boa, you see he was also wearing Prince Puma-themed tights, a reference to Ricochet’s Lucha Underground gimmick. And then for the truly eagle-eyed, you’ll notice he’s wearing boots just like Chris Jericho’s latest New Japan opponent, Tetsuya Naito.
.@VelveteenWWE enters the ring at #NXTTakeOver the only way he knows how... In style. pic.twitter.com/8BXcDKEma9— WWE (@WWE) June 17, 2018
Velveteen has developed quite a reputation in his brief time on NXT. He grew that on June 16 in Allstate Arena before his match even started.
Find out what happened after this entrance, along with everything else from TakeOver, here.