Velveteen Dream has tweeted that fans will not be seeing him on WWE TV until he and the company can agree on his worth.
Ever since NXT became its own entity and really took off, we have seen some of the best wrestlers in the world pass through the brand. We have even seen some created down at the Performance Center. Whether they go on to be as big as they became in NXT on the main roster is basically a roll of the dice, as has been proved time and time again via main roster call-ups.
One of the brightest stars currently plying their trade at Full Sail is Velveteen Dream. The talented and charismatic Dream competed in a number of match of the year contenders in 2018. He has also already caught the attention of wrestlers such as John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and Hulk Hogan.
That's likely why Dream is understandably a little miffed at being left off of this weekend's NXT TakeOver card. With all the matches seemingly booked and ready to go, Dream is set to have the weekend off and he is not happy about it. On Monday, the NXT Superstar tweeted that until an agreement can be reached on his worth, he will no longer be performing or appearing for WWE.
I Know My Worth.— The DREAM (@VelveteenWWE) January 21, 2019
The past year I’ve created a special atmosphere at NXTTAKEOVER.
Until WE* can come 2 an agreement as 2 what MY WORTH actually is, there won’t be any appearances or performances from
“The Velveteen DREAM” or
~ Thank U
As touched upon above, it's understandable why Dream would be offended by his omission from one of NXT's biggest shows of the year. It'll actually be the first TakeOver he hasn't been a part of for well over a year. The charismatic star has competed on the last six TakeOver events, putting on unforgettable matches with the likes of Tomasso Ciampa and Aleister Black.
On the surface, it very much seems as if this is merely a stunt that will build to something else. Maybe we might even see Dream make a surprise appearance in this Sunday's men's Royal Rumble match. Then again, if it is unprompted, it wouldn't be the first time Dream has gone out on a limb. Apparently, dressing up like Hogan and writing "call me up Vince" across the back of his tights were both things he did off his own back.