The fancy yet ruthless prince, Velveteen Prince, showcases the intoxicating presence in the ring. With unbridled flamboyance and over-the-top behavior, everyone has witnessed him turning the beautiful dreams into the real nightmares of the opponent.
|Patrick Clark, Jr.
|$500K – $2 Million
|Date of Birth
|August 19, 1995
|Washington, D.C. United States
|6 ft and 5 inches
|99kg – 121kg
|Patrick Clark, Rick Powers, Slugger Clark, Velveteen Dream
|Followers 28K on Facebook, 148K on Instagram and 103.3K on Twitter
The Velveteen Dream, aka Patrick Clark Jr., is American professional wrestling currently working on the developmental territory of NXT. He had also participated in WWE Tough Enough VI before joining NXT. The 2015 edition of Tough Enough has extracted two main-roster Superstars till now – Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose – but the most prominent future star that everyone has their eye on seems to be none other than Velveteen Dream.
Patrick Clark has impressed WWE fans with his superior wrestling skills and aggressive aura, but his lack of humility and perceived arrogance has failed to connect with the mass. Despite winning the men’s skills challenge in three consecutive years, Clark was eliminated from the Tough Enough at Week 5 due to a lack of audience’s vote.
Born on August 19th, 1995, Velveteen was raised at Washington, D.C., USA. Clark is a private man and does not share much about his family, siblings, love life, or anything personal. We have no information available regarding his childhood, parents, or educational background. However, we will update his details as soon as we are made possible with this essential information.
Age, Height, Weight, and Net Worth
As of 2019, Clark is 24 years old and has a formidable height of 6 feet and 11 inches. He is young, hot, and mysterious, who weighs about 99 -121 kg. Talking about his net worth, Velveteen is considered as the successful wrestler and is estimated to have a net worth of around $500K -$2 Million.
Patrick received the professional wrestling training at the Maryland Championship Wrestling training center from Patrick Brink. He was recognized as a gifted athlete by the trainers at the Center. After training for four months, he made his first in-ring debut on the 3rd of October 2014 under the ring name Rick Powers at the MCW Waldorf Warfare event. He lost to Kai Katana at his debut match.
Since then, he went on performing on the promotions of the independent circuit. To name a few; World Xtreme Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, Primal Conflict Wrestling, Marvelous Puroresu USA, National Wrestling League, House of Pain Federation, etc. While playing for the independent circuit, he won Maryland Championship Wrestling Tag Team Championship with his partner Lio Rush in October 2015.
Tough Enough VI
Following his victory on MCW, Velveteen went on to participate for the sixth season of the WWE reality television program WWE Tough Enough in June 2015. Despite being tapped as one of the favorite contestants, he got eliminated in the fifth episode as people didn’t like his arrogant and audacious persona.
After being eliminated, Clark got assigned to the developmental territory of WWE on October 17, 2015. He made his first debut match at NXT Live event in Lakeland, Florida, on February 5, 2016, where he got defeated by Riddick Moss. The dream went on losing several games against Austin Series, Nakamura, and many others. However, he was not a man to give up. He knew he was there to stay. Proving to be one of the most beautiful wrestlers in WWE, he stunned WWE fans with explicit performance in the match against Sean Maluta.
On May 24, 2014, episode of NXT, Clark adopted an entirely exotic prince-like character and called himself Velveteen Dream. In September, he began a feud with Aleister Black. He constantly stalked and harassed Black to acknowledge Dream, which led to a match at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, where he got defeated by Black. Although Dream lost all encounters against Aleister Black, it was rated as Dream’s Best Performance so far.
Professional Wrestling Persona
The Velveteen Dream has the persona inspired by the musician Prince, which is described as a mysterious yet intoxicating presence. His exotic apparel and the frilled, jeweled look is considered as something unique and intriguing.
WWE has always portrayed the outdated and inherently-conservative form of storylines and gender-fluid character that feels like progressive and subversive. So Patrick takes this as an opportunity to change this dull pattern and be something extraordinary.
Today people are ready for boundary-pushing characters and storylines. WWE needs to accept and appreciate Dream’s significant gifts as both an athlete and a performer. If it did so, it would go a long way to proving WWE as a modern and progressive company. The unapologetically non-conforming elements of his character can transform the WWE Universe.
Patrick seems to be enjoying the single life after breaking up with his rumored girlfriend, Cathy Kelley.
Maryland Championship Wrestling
- MCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) with Lio Rush
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Most Improved Wrestler of the Year (2018)
- Velveteen was Ranked #26 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2019
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Best Gimmick (2018)
- NXT North American Championship (1 time)
- NXT Year-End Award (1 time)
- The rivalry of the Year (2017) -vs. Aleister Black
- WWE Worlds Collide (2019)
Velveteen Dream has appeared in video games like WWE 2K19 (2018) and WWE 2K20 (2019) as a playable character.
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