WWE Superstars Released: Another major NXT Star released from WWE due to budget cuts

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WWE Superstars Released: The cycle of WWE releasing its employees continued for the second straight day when one of the biggest and talented names in WWE’s Black and Gold Brand, Velveteen Dream, faced the axe. There are no words on the departure of the stylish wrestler, but as per PWInsider reports, Dream has been released.

Earlier, the other superstar and employees released from WWE NXT on Wednesday were reportedly due to budget cuts, but the reason behind Dream’s release is yet to be known. 

WWE Superstars Released: Dream was a find of WWE’s Tough Enough!

Dream made his WWE debut as a contestant in the sixth season of WWE Tough Enough in June 2015. Despite showing prominence from the very first episode, he got eliminated in the fifth episode finishing fifth. He made his NXT debut for the company at an NXT live event in Lakeland Florida, on February 5, 2016, where he lost to Riddick Moss. However, his in-ring abilities in that match were more than just exciting.

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He has held the NXT North American Championship once in his career by defeating Johnny Gargano. He has been involved in feuds with Ricochet and Tomaso Ciampa. However, his feud with the then NXT Champion Adam Cole for the championship was one of the highlights of his 6-year long association with the company.

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WWE Superstars Released: Dream was backstage for the May 10th episode of Monday Night Raw

Velveteen Dream’s last major feud in WWE NXT came against Adam Cole in a Backlot Brawl. Dream wasn’t able to get past Cole and his Undisputed Era stablemates, and then he was never considered to challenge Cole for the title again.

On the May 10th episode of WWE Raw, there were reports that Dream was present backstage but didn’t get an opportunity to appear on the TV. Injuries put him away for the majority of 2020, and Dream never appeared on the TV since December 23, 2019, after losing to Adam Cole.