Patrick Clark Jr., better known by his ring name Velveteen Dream, was one of the most promising talents in WWE. Dream’s character was known for his flamboyant personality, vibrant outfits, and signature moves such as the Purple Rainmaker. Dream’s WWE journey lasted from 2015 to 2021 and he is a classic example of an athlete who failed to reach his full potential in his sport.

Velveteen Dream was released from his WWE contract in May 2021 after facing accusations of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct. These allegations had surfaced against him in 2020, but he was cleared by WWE’s investigation at the time. However, in 2021, more evidence emerged, and he was released.

In April 2020, the young wrestler was accused of sending indecent images to underage individuals on Instagram after Reddit user shared screenshots of what appeared to be a naked Velveteen Dream, though Clark denied the allegations. Two months later, amidst the Speaking Out movement, new allegations were made that Dream sent a sexually explicit photo to an underage girl and had inappropriate communications with underage boys he was allegedly grooming. WWE reportedly investigated the incident, but found no evidence of wrongdoing.

In August 2022, Velveteen Dream was arrested twice in Florida. On August 20th, he was arrested on charges of first-degree battery and trespassing on property after a warning, to which he pleaded not guilty. He was arrested again six days later on charges of possessing drug paraphernalia. The battery and trespassing charges were dropped the following month.


Since his WWE release, Velveteen Dream has not made any public appearances in the wrestling industry. In December 2020, he was defeated by Adam Cole in what would be his final WWE match. On May 20, 2021, Dream was released from his WWE contract after five months of inactivity.

Earlier today, Velveteen Dream broke his 22-week social media silence by sharing some snaps from his latest photoshoot on Instagram. The 27-year-old wrestler appears to be in tremendous shape, although it’s unknown whether he will ever return to the squared circle again. While fans do want to see Dream back in the game, it’s unclear whether any wrestling company would want to sign the talented athlete given his past legal record.

You may check out his post here, or browse his photo shoot gallery below.

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Saptarshi Sinha

Saptarshi Sinha is a pro-wrestling enthusiast and journalist. He has been covering the industry for over five years, providing in-depth analysis and coverage of the latest events and storylines. In addition to his passion for wrestling, Saptarshi also enjoys perfumery, photography, optometry, and gaming in his free time. He is dedicated to bringing his readers the most accurate and engaging content in the world of professional wrestling.

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