Patrick Clark, a.k.a. Velveteen Dream is no longer with WWE as he has been released from the company. The news was confirmed by PWInsider and Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp. Clark has a 30-day non-compete clause in his contract.
Clark was a member of WWE since 2015. He first appeared on the company’s programming via Tough Enough and was eliminated mid-way through the program. In 2017, he brought forward the Velveteen Dream character that led him to the main event scene in NXT, TakeOvers and to becoming a North American Champion.
In June of 2020 in the midst of the #SpeakingOut movement, Clark was accused of sexual harassment on several different occasions. Back in August of 2020, Paul “Triple H” Levesque told CBS Sports that WWE looked into the allegations against Clark.
You know, in this day today, accusations are made and you take them all very seriously. You look into them the best you can, and you find out what is there and what isn’t. In this situation, [Clark] was also involved in a car accident. That’s what took him off TV. In the moment, all this other stuff happens and you look into it and you find that there is a situation that people bring to everyone’s attention, you look into it and find that it is what it is and there’s nothing there.
Clark is 25-years of age and his last match was in December on an episode of NXT. He appeared on-screen sporadically in the months prior.