Velveteen Dream allegations

Speaking to CBS Sports on Monday, Paul “Triple H” Levesque addressed the return of Patrick Clark, who portrays Velveteen Dream, this past Wednesday on NXT.

Clark made his return as a surprise entrant into a Triple Threat match involving Kushida and Cameron Grimes.

This was his first appearance since allegations were made against Clark during the #SpeakingOut movement in June. Levesque told CBS Sports that WWE investigated the allegations and “didn’t find anything.” Levesque said a car accident in late June was the reason Clark was not on television:

“You know, in this day today, accusations are made and you take them all very seriously. You look into them the best you can, and you find out what is there and what isn’t. In this situation, [Dream] was also involved in a car accident. That’s what took him off TV. In the moment, all this other stuff happens and you look into it and you find that there is a situation that people bring to everyone’s attention, you look into it and find that it is what it is and there’s nothing there.

“Everything that we have done, we are comfortable with him continuing to do what he does and everything else. But he had a car accident. It stemmed down to people thought we removed him from TV for different reasons. We didn’t. He was in a car accident.

“Once he was medically cleared to be able to return to the ring from his car accident, we continued forward the way we did. We looked into what was there and we didn’t find anything.”

While Clark did not address any of the allegations made against him during the #SpeakingOut movement, he did respond to an allegation of sending an explicit photo to a minor made against him in April. Clark said the photo was shared without his consent and was using a third party to look into the matter.

Velveteen Dream is scheduled to face Finn Bálor this Wednesday on NXT in a qualifying match to get in the Ladder Match for the vacant NXT North American Championship at NXT TakeOver XXX.