The former WWE Superstar has been charged with trespassing, battery, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Patrick Clark, better known to wrestling fans as Velveteen Dream, has been out of the spotlight ever since he was released by WWE in May 2021. Well, actually, he’s been out of it for a little longer than as his last match in the company came five months prior. Dream is back in wrestling headlines this week, but for all the wrong reasons.
As reported by F4W Online, Dream has been arrested not once, but twice for two very different reasons this month. In fact, the two arrests were just six days apart. According to Orange County, Florida’s court records, Clark was arrested and charged with trespassing and battery on August 20. An arraignment for those charges was originally set to take place on September 28, but that has since been canceled.
Six days later on August 26, Clark was arrested again, this time for possession of drug paraphernalia. Clark’s photo showed up on a website called Orlando Mugshots, revealing the charges made against him. The former WWE Superstar has since paid bond for his release and has also pleaded not guilty to the battery and trespassing charges brought against him.
Clark showed a lot of promise as Velveteen Dream when performing under the NXT banner. His age combined with his talent made it seem likely he would be a huge star on the main roster for years to come. That trajectory was derailed when some serious allegations were made against Clark. The wrestler was alleged to have sent explicit photos to underage fans.
WWE claims to have conducted an investigation into the allegation, reporting back that it discovered no wrongdoing by Clark. His time with the company had already been irreparably damaged by that point, and Clark’s last outing as Dream was a losing effort against Adam Cole in December of 2020. News of the above arrests comes just days after Clark restarted his campaign to be rehired by WWE.