It was previously reported that NXT Superstar The Velveteen Dream recently made some negative comments on indie talents. The word going around is that The Velveteen Dream’s recent negative comments on the indies are apparently building to a feud with newcomer Ricochet. We now know that The Velveteen Dream, Ricochet, Adam Cole, Lars Sullivan, Killian Dain and Ethan Carter III will compete in a Ladder Match at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans to crown the first-ever NXT North American Champion.
Below is WWE’s official statement on a possible feud between The Velveteen Dream & Ricochet as well as their recent social media altercation:
Velveteen Dream takes aim at Ricochet on Twitter
It’s hard to tell which is bigger: The spotlight over Ricochet’s head, or the target on his back. The acclaimed NXT newcomer hasn’t even debuted on WWE Network yet, but he’s already the subject of massive praise, precipitously high expectations and, now, a seemingly menacing tweet from Velveteen Dream.
Dream tagged @KingRicochet earlier this week when he tweeted a GIF of “The Lion King’s” most traumatizing scene. You know the one, where Scar — driven by the desire to become king — betrays his brother Mufasa and lets him plummet to his death. The GIF included a caption of Scar’s infamous line, “Long live the king.”
— ??Long Live The DREAM (@VelveteenWWE) March 6, 2018
While it’s possible that The Velveteen Dream was innocently sharing a snippet of Disney’s animated classic with his fellow NXT Superstar, it seems more plausible that the tweet was a not-so-subtle jab at the man nicknamed “King.” Ricochet replied with a “Lion King” GIF of his own.
— The One And Only! (@KingRicochet) March 6, 2018
The curious tagging of Ricochet comes on the heels of several recent inflammatory posts by Dream. The outspoken Superstar called out NXT’s “indy guys” in a now-deleted tweet two weeks ago, then followed up with a notepad missive that simultaneously took up the cause of “Entertainer Empowerment” and underscored Dream’s hatred of all things independent wrestling.
It’s unclear whether Dream had Ricochet, a veritable legend of the independent wrestling scene, in mind all this time. However, following Dream’s latest tweet, it’s safe to say that Ricochet has his attention now.
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