Wrestling Promotion Responds To Criticism For Booking Velveteen Dream’s Return To The Ring

Wrestling Promotion Responds To Criticism For Booking Velveteen Dream’s Return To The Ring

On Saturday night, the big talking point on social media was that Velveteen Dream returned to the ring for the first time since December 2020. The former NXT star would appear unadvertised for New York-based indie promotion The Dynasty, and after issuing an open challenge, defeated Alec Odin in the show’s main event. Subsequently, this led to a very adverse reaction online, especially as the company promotes itself as family-friendly. However, The Dynasty has now issued an official statement saying they stand by the decision to give him a second chance.

28-year-old Dream, real name Patrick Clark Jr, was expected to become a big star in WWE but was released after troubling allegations relating to inappropriate messages to children emerged. At the time, WWE said they found no evidence of any wrongdoing, but as #FireVelveteenDream became a regularly trending topic, his continued employment was becoming a distraction. Since then, he has previously attempted to make a comeback, but his first booking was canceled following negative fan feedback, although it seems he has now found a promotion willing to accept the backlash.

JAMES RYDER

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