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Former WWE Superstar Velveteen Dream Arrested for Battery, Probation Violation

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVAugust 30, 2022

Photo credit: WWE.com

Former WWE star Velveteen Dream was arrested twice within a week this month in Florida, according to TMZ Sports.

Dream, whose real name is Patrick Clark, was arrested Aug. 20 in Orlando, Florida, on charges of misdemeanor battery and trespassing. He was arrested again on Aug. 26 because of a probation violation, allegedly from a previous drug case.

Clark had a meteoric rise in NXT, quickly building a following through his Prince-inspired gimmick and impressive in-ring work. When he was crowned the NXT North American champion, it looked like the first of many titles to come.

But in April 2020, he was accused of sending an explicit photo to an underage fan, an allegation he denied. Independent wrestler Josh Fuller came forward in August 2020 with more allegations of misconduct by Clark when Fuller was 16.

Triple H told CBSSports.com's Brent Brookhouse in August 2020 that WWE vetted the allegations and "didn't find anything." Triple H also said Velveteen's on-screen hiatus at the time was due to his recovery from a car accident.

Still, Clark was notable for his absence following his loss to Adam Cole in December 2020. WWE released him in May 2021 amid wider roster cuts across the entire year.

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