Patrick Clark Jr., better known to WWE fans as Velveteen Dream, recently posted a video attempting to apologize to WWE, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and others for his behavior over the last few years. Some of the allegations against Clark include that he sent a sexually explicit image to an underage girl and groomed underage boys. He has denied the allegations. Clark also faced legal issues in August of last year when he was initially arrested on charges of first-degree battery and trespassing, to which he pled not guilty. About a week later, he was also arrested for having an out-of-county warrant for a violation of probation.
On the latest installment of his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T responded to a fan comment that Clark deserves a second chance.
“Nah, man. I talked to Patrick Clark about three months ago,” he began. “He reached out to me, and he wanted to get people to, to try to figure out, you know, maybe a way back into the business. And I told him to give me a call, and I don’t know, something happened, and we, you know, I don’t know what happened. But I didn’t talk to him. But I was wondering that myself. You know? It’s like, I wonder if this kid could get back into business myself.
“I mean, because I knew Patrick Clark before he was on Tough Enough. All right? I knew him, you know when he was working Maryland Championship Wrestling as a kid and then when he got on Tough Enough. It’s like, man, this kid has got so much talent. And then when he got in NXT and, you know, created that Velveteen Dream character and gimmick, I was like, man, this is money. This is gold. This thing can go a long time, for years. Like, it was like a throwback like Macho Man Savage. Or something like that.”