Axel Tischer, formerly known by his WWE ring name Alexander Wolfe, has voiced his opinion on the Velveteen Dream controversy.
THE VELVETEEN DREAM WAS RELEASED PARTLY DUE TO A NUMBER OF CONTROVERSIES
Patrick Clark Jr, formerly known as The Velveteen Dream, was recently released as part of a budget cut. However, according to reporters and industry personnel, his axing was well expected for quite some time.
In April 2020, Clark was accused of sending indecent images to underage boys on Instagram after a Reddit user posted screenshots of what appeared to be a naked Clark on the subreddit r/SquaredCircle, although Clark has denied these allegations.
In June 2020, Clark again made national headlines after new allegations were made that he sent a sexually explicit photo to an underage girl as well as having inappropriate communications with underage boys and grooming them amidst the Speaking Out movement. At that point, WWE investigated the situation and found no evidence against Clark.
In a detailed statement after his release, Clark refused being a predator in any sense of the word. He began the statement by agreeing to the fact that the allegations against him brought on April 20, 2020 had effectively derailed any upward momentum he had, and ultimately resulted in his termination from WWE.
ALEXANDER WOLFE BELIEVES THAT INTERNET CONTROVERSIES ARE NOT TO BE BELIEVED WITHOUT PROPER EVIDENCE
Wolfe went on to detail that Dream was always on character while touring, and if he really did the alleged messaging, it was to be proven by going to the Police and court, as there were a lot of people in the internet trying to get famous by any means possible.
“If that’s something, and you have the screenshots of the conversation, you have to go to the police. You have to go to a lawyer, you have to go to the court, and there’s a judge and jury. Otherwise, you cannot take it seriously. In my opinion it’s always like that. You speak about the Speaking Out movement, which was the first time that was mentioned, you have a lot of people who got fired. But you also had a lot of people who got accused but didn’t get fired. Because there is always an investigation. If I tell you right away ‘you can’t do your podcast anymore, because you’re a thief’, I have to prove it, right,” Wolfe commented.
Wolfe later added that if the situation really occurred, then Clark should indeed be punished.