The Velveteen Dream is quickly becoming one of the most over Superstars in NXT. Dream- real name Patrick Clark, is in his early twenties and competing at a skill that surpasses many of the competitors he surrounds himself with.
During an interview with the Washington City Paper, Dream revealed that wrestling became his passion after he gave up his prior muse- which happened to be science. Wrestling enabled him to escape all the drugs and violence that were practically commonplace where he grew up in Northeast DC.
“Wrestling gave me something outside science, which was my muse before this.”
During the interview, Dream also commented on the fan reception to his character. Many fans believe that Clark plays the role of a gender non-conforming and/or androgynous character. Check out what the promising Superstar had to say.
“I can’t make anything of those descriptions of Velveteen Dream. I don’t consider myself either of those. It’s very hard for a performer to take that outside look. I’m a very introspective individual. It’s hard for me to label myself or characterize myself. I do believe that current performers in WWE, more specifically in NXT, we have more freedom to be ourselves. I can say the people you see on TV are real-life individuals, not just people playing a role, myself included.”
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