Take his word for it? One of the biggest and probably the most important story of the wrestling year has been the SpeakingOut Movement, which has seen a host of wrestlers accused of and punished for a variety of sexual misconduct issues. WWE was certainly not immune to the movement as several of its wrestlers were facing accusations. One such wrestler is back, but not without a lot of controversy.
One of the highest profile names in the entire SpeakingOut Movement was the Velveteen Dream. The accusations came against Dream as he was ready to challenge Adam Cole for the NXT Title. The match went ahead, and after one more appearance on television, Dream was gone for two months. Dream has since returned to WWE TV, though there are still some questions to be answered.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, Vince McMahon will not fire someone over just an accusation. Usually the company would conduct an investigation but there is little evidence that WWE has done so in Dream’s case. This includes a lack of speaking to one of Dream’s accusers, who had included explicit photos of Dream, which Dream later admitted were his but not to sending them. Dream is currently scheduled to face Finn Balor on this week’s NXT.
We’ll go with something a little nicer. Check out some random great WWE moments that have nothing to do with Dream instead:
Opinion: I’m not sure how this is going to end but it is not the best idea in the world to put someone facing these accusations on television without even speaking to one of the accusers. It’s fine if WWE investigates Dream and everything going on and finds him innocent or at least not guilty, but it would be nice if it seemed to have been more than a two month vacation without as much as a statement when he came back.
Will Dream be pulled from TV again? How should WWE have handled this? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!