After being accused of secretly filming NXT stars in the bathroom, Velveteen Dream gave his side of the story and revealed drug use at the party in question.
While he hasn’t been seen in NXT since 2020, Velveteen Dream (real name Patrick Clark) has made headlines in recent weeks following two August arrests.
As people have been mentioning his name in the wake of these arrests, fellow former NXT star EC3 alleged during a recent interview that Clark had tried to secretly film members of the NXT roster using the bathroom during a house party at EC3’s place. He further alleges that WWE had full knowledge of these videos.
Now, going live on Instagram, Patrick Clark himself has responded to the allegations and given his side of the story. He acknowledged that he was at a party at EC3’s house during their time in NXT, and says that he doesn’t want to reveal who else was in attendance out of respect for them.
“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.”
Continuing, the former Velveteen Dream lambasted EC3 (real name Mike Hutter) for “throwing dirt” on his name and says that the Control Your Narrative star is conveniently leaving out relevant details to the story, including drug use and his own intoxication.
“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, Velveteen Dream accused EC3 of following him on social media, wondering why he’d follow him while calling him out in public.
“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
h/t Inside the Ropes