Once a fast rising Superstar, he has since crashed and burned…and now the Velveteen Dream shares his apology and we ask…could he return?
In theory, a return is certainly possible. More specifically, it is always possible for someone to return to a ring.
That does not mean it would be back for NXT now, or even ever.
But, the apology video, shared on social media, is surely a step in the right direction, no?
Of course, being the way we are, the comments were mixed on those threads I eyeballed.
Some felt it was enough to give Patrick Clarke a second chance. Others felt the apology was missing something, or that he had just done too much and nothing would make them be OK.
Velveteen Dream Shares Apology; Could He Return?
For their part, WWE did their own investigations when all of the numerous reports emerged.
As we had heard, Hunter and others said that their investigations found that the claims were empty.
However, for one reason or another, the once promising Superstar was deemed toxic enough that WWE released him.
Since his release, he’s been available and remains unsigned.
Could A Toxic Superstar Return To WWE?
And, in the time since his release, we have heard of other stories that did not paint Dream in a flattering light at all.
However, his apology does seem to own up to that extremely immature phase of his life.
In addition to his apology, he has made himself available to be interviewed and made it known that nothing is off limits. He expects no easy questions.
Should someone take that offer, this could get interesting.
Personally, I can offer no judgement. Clarke is showing remorse, and he has been in exile for a while now.
Is that enough to warrant a second chance with WWE, or maybe a TNA type company takes a chance and it pays off big?
Maybe. I would say that WWE held onto him a lot longer than many expected, likely in part to his level of talent.
But if there was or is real concern that he could be an issue moving forward? I don’t know if WWE takes that risk.
After all, in 2023 there were reports that Dream was back at the Performance Center…but those rumors got shot down pretty hard.
Maybe it’s me reading too much into things, but it seemed a bit more terse than a typical denial.
Regardless, as we get deeper into 2024, this could be one news item to watch.