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Report: WWE releases Velveteen Dream

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PW Insider is reporting the following news about the WWE release of Patrick Clark aka Velveteen Dream:

“WWE NXT star Velveteen Dream was released today by the company, according to multiple sources.”

Sean Ross Sapp confirmed the news on Twitter and provided the following details:

“Velveteen Dream hadn’t been at many NXT tapings of late...He had been coming to open ring, and there was growing concern in the company he was being set up to help coach classes. He is now released from the company.”

“Canyon Ceman emailed within WWE at about 4:45 EST to deliver the news to those in the company that Velveteen Dream was released. Dream has a 30 day non-compete clause”

Allegations surfaced during the #SpeakingOut movement that Clark had inappropriate contact with minors, which he denied. Triple H was asked about Clark’s status with the company multiple times since then, and he said the company didn’t find any issues that would prevent WWE from using Velveteen Dream going forward. Dream has only sporadically appeared on NXT television since then, which Triple H has largely attributed to injuries.

Velveteen Dream’s last match in WWE occurred in December 2020. There was a recent rumor that he appeared backstage at Raw this month.

This news about Clark’s release comes one day after WWE released eight other NXT and developmental talents.