What happened to Velveteen Dream? Patrick Clark apologizes for his misbehavior in the past, but is it too late now?

Former WWE star Patrick Clark, also known as The Velveteen Dream, has apologized on social media. After facing allegations of inappropriate interaction with minors in 2020, WWE released Clark in 2021.

In 2022, he was also charged with trespassing and misdemeanor violence, which led to his arrest. Several years after his charges were made public, Clark apologized for his actions in a video that was posted to Instagram.

What did Clark say in the apology video?

“I want to apologize for my behavior, both professionally and personally… I take full accountability for my behavior over the last three years of my life.

When narratives were written about me, it didn’t matter what was written about me, what was said about me, or what was on the internet about me. I was wrong,” said Clark. He then apologized to WWE, as an organization, for “any unwanted attention and negative press” he had drawn to their product.

He said, “I want to apologize to the WWE fans and The Velveteen Dream fans because when you hear [the Velveteen Dream], it should have only been spoken about in a productive and positive light.”

What happened to Velveteen Dream
Velveteen Dream

Clark defined himself as just another example of a statistic that arises when immaturity and talent collide.

After thanking Shawn Michaels and Triple H for their opportunities, he apologized to them for any hurt feelings he may have caused by wasting their time.

He apologized to his family and friends, saying that he was still learning and a work in progress.

“No one should have to explain anything for Patrick Clark. No one should have to trend because of Patrick Clark. I don’t want you to feel burdened with that responsibility; that’s my responsibility.

I apologize to you all for any negative energy that has had to come your way because of me. I want to apologize to the fans and those in my professional and personal life who’ve been affected by my behavior. I’m sorry. I was losing myself. Anyone that I’ve upset or offended because of my behavior. I’m sorry, and I hope you all forgive me.”

Who is Velveteen Dream?

Patrick Clark Jr., born on August 19, 1995, is a professional wrestler from the United States. His time spent performing under the ring in the WWE is what made him most famous between 2015 and 2021.

2014 saw Clark train for and make his MCW Pro Wrestling debut. He and Lio Rush won the MCW Tag Team Championship while he was there.

He competed in several other independent promotions before participating in the 2015 WWE reality series Tough Enough, which sought to discover new wrestlers.

Despite not winning the competition, he was given a developmental contract and sent to NXT, the WWE’s development division.

With the release of Velveteen Dream, a new Prince-inspired gimmick on NXT, in May 2017, Clark gained popularity and won the NXT North American Championship once. Following an extended period of inactivity brought on by the WWE’s probe into claims that Clark had harassed youngsters sexually, Clark was let go from the company.

Leave a Comment