Former NXT star Velveteen Dream addressed the allegations made toward him by EC3 and revealed cocaine use among members of the NXT locker room.
Velveteen Dream, real name Patrick Clark, has been in the news again in recent weeks after he was arrested twice in late August on charges of battery, trespassing, and drug paraphernalia. He was also reportedly arrested back in 2021 for cocaine possession.
When EC3 was asked about Velveteen Dream in a recent interview, he alleged that the star had secretly tried to film people using the bathroom during a house party. Later, he claimed that WWE had full knowledge of the videos.
Now Velveteen Dream himself has taken to social media, going live on Instagram to explain his side of the story. He says that the night in question, there was a house party at EC3’s house, and he explains that he doesn’t want to call out anyone else who was in attendance as one of the people still works for WWE.
“Okay. Let me tell you this. I’m trying to help my old man out on a computer, and I just type in WWE, right? Tell me why the first thing I see is EC3 has talked to the dirt sheets, I guess since I’m on TMZ now I’m somebody again. EC3 has gone to the dirt sheets saying that, if you haven’t seen it, he had a party at his house one night. And if I’m to be correct, this was about 2017/2018 EC3?
“And I’m not going to tell people who was at this party out of respect for our mutual friends. But one of our mutual friends is a former NXT talent that no longer works for the WWE, and the other person is a current Monday Night Raw talent who used to wrestle, talent for NXT.”
Patrick Clark continued, addressing EC3’s allegations and saying that the Control Your Narrative star (real name Mike Hutter) was severely intoxicated that night, and also says that everyone was doing cocaine at the time. The former NXT star vehemently denied allegations of filming people without their consent, saying he simply left his phone in the bathroom.
“Okay, Mike, EC3, you go out here after I give you the best match you’ve ever had in your entire career. You go out here, and you… I’m tired of people throwing dirt on my name, you throw this dirt on my name, saying that I tried to record you in your bathroom.
“Let’s be honest, Mike, you’re leaving out a lot of details. What were we doing that night Mike? What type of powder was on the table Mike? Okay. Okay, let’s be real. So let’s not leave out all the details. We were all drunk. You were pissy drunk, because you were in your place. You were damn near passed out in the corner. You and your home girl, whichever chick you were screwing at the time, okay?
“And the other two people, our mutual friends were there. I left my phone on your bathroom counter. And because you were not sure of my sexuality at the time because of the character I played on TV, and because we’re not friends in real life at all, okay? You try to accuse me of recording you in your own home.
“So what did I do? I went to our mutual friend who no longer works for the WWE a former NXT talent, and I showed him my phone and had him go through my photos and videos and my recently deleted [items] just to prove to you and the other person that was there, who because I respect him and he has a job okay, I’m not gonna put him out there, okay? I had him prove to you that I was not recording you.
“Cocaine is a hell of a drug EC3. Get your sh*t together.
Finally, Clark revealed that EC3 has been following him on social media despite publicly calling him out.
“And if anyone would like to go to my friends list right now and check out who follows me, because I’m not following him, EC3 is a follower of mine. I would think, I would really think that if you thought that much of me that you couldn’t trust me, you definitely wouldn’t be following me on social media on Instagram all these years later. EC3, you’re pathetic. Control that narrative, you a**hole.”
Patrick Clark (Velveteen Dream) responded to EC3 on IG Live. pic.twitter.com/8UzU1nuTsL
— Wrestling News (@WrestlingNewsCo) September 14, 2022
During their time in NXT, Velveteen Dream and EC3 crossed paths when they faced each other at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV. The bout saw Dream victorious, and he made waves as he had written “Call me up Vince” on his tights for the occasion. He was last seen on television in December 2020 and was later released the following May. At the time of his release, Clark was facing accusations of serious sexual misconduct. It had been alleged that the star sent explicit photos of himself to minors. Clark denied the allegations.
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