Velveteen says he is a homegrown talent of WWE.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Velveteen Dream said he is the real deal while "Indy guys" are pretending. Velveteen Dream has had matches against independent stars Aleister Black and Kassius Ohno at the last two NXT Takeover events. He also lost a number one contender's match against Johnny Gargano in January.
"If I can shoot for a minute...I'm beyond irritated by the Indy guys coming into NXT, taking up spots, living out their dreams, pretending to be actual talent. Or as we put it "Superstars." I'm homegrown talent and I breed success on my own terms. Reactions prove it. Facts are Facts. If any one under contract has issue with "The Dream" is easy to find," said Velveteen Dream.
Before coming to NXT, Velveteen Dream was competing at Maryland Championship Wrestling as tag team partner of Lio Rush who has now came to NXT as well. In 2015, Velveteen Dream joined WWE after he went through Tough Enough season six.