Velveteen Dream has hit out at WWE for its reliance on Superstars of the past in some tweets that will almost certainly be deleted.
If you have been watching WWE since the 1990s, it's crazy to think how the company used to react to older Superstars. When Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage jumped ship to WCW, WWE actively made fun of its rivals using old, washed-up wrestlers. At the time, the two Hall Of Famers were the same age as John Cena and AJ Styles are now.
Nowadays, seeing wrestlers in their 50s compete on a semi-regular basis for WWE isn't out of the ordinary. The company is often criticized by fans for relying on its past Superstars too much, especially with the current crop of younger talent it has under contract. This past weekend, WWE asked fans on social media which Hall Of Famer they would like to see return, being given a choice of eight names.
In keeping with his character, Velveteen Dream did not react well to the question. The NXT Superstar replied "They Had Their Time, It’s Past Their Prime," adding that if he wanted to watch them he would do so on the WWE Network. That tweet was fair game. However, the next one will likely be deleted by the end of the day. In fact, it might have been removed by the time you read this.
We R In The Time of the— The DREAM (@VelveteenWWE) February 10, 2019
S L A V E
S L A V E S
2 Public Opinion
And if U had balls
U would 2.
The 80’s 💀
New Generation Era💀
Attitude Era 💀
It’s Time 2 Revolt
No Matter UR 3 Letter
Dream wrote that we are in the time of the slave, labeling everyone as slaves to public opinion. The tweet goes on to list different eras from WWE's history with emoji skulls alongside them. If all of that wasn't enough to really wind up his employers, he signed off by writing "It’s Time 2 Revolt No Matter UR 3 Letter Orientation."
As touched upon above, by the time you read this the tweets might well have been removed or deleted. Dream is a controversial and charismatic character and this is not the first time he has stirred up trouble. The NXT star has come to the ring dressed as Hogan for two separate TakeOvers, something WWE officials have reportedly asked him to not do. That same goes for the time he had "call me up Vince" scrawled across his tights.