Various: Former Velveteen Dream Arrested Twice This Month, Killer Kelly on Nose Injury, Indies

Former Velveteen Dream Arrested Twice This Month

Former WWE talent Velveteen Dream, real name Patrick Clark, reportedly was arrested twice this past two weeks, according to the Wrestling Observer.

Bryan Rose reported that Clark was arrested on August 20th for battery and trespassing charges based om recent court records in Orange County, Florida. Rose reported that Clark had been originally scheduled for an arrangement hearing over these charges on September 28th but the hearing was cancelled. Clark reportedly pleaded not guilty to these charges and paid his bond to be released from jail.

Clark reportedly was arrested for a second time on August 26th and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia based on a recent update to the Orlando Mugshots website.

Killer Kelly Comments on Her Contact with AEW in 2020 & Nose Injury Status Update

Pro Wrestling Illustrated held a recent interview with Killer Kelly. One of the topics discussed included Kelly revealing that she had some contact with AEW in 2020 over a potential deal with the company but visa issues caused their talks to break down.

“When I was in the States, here for the first time during the pandemic, I didn’t even look to wrestle. But Josh Barnett contacted me again. He said, ‘Well since you couldn’t do the Bloodsport because of the pandemic, we’re gonna do it again. Please be a part of it.’ I was like, ‘Of course. F*ck yeah.’ I was so looking forward to it and then I wrestled for Black Label [Pro] and still, I wasn’t looking for anything. I had some contact with AEW, but I didn’t have a visa. So, I couldn’t do anything but then IMPACT contacted me and they said, ‘You can come here for us to see you and whatnot’ and I was like, oh, f*ck, that’s cool. Okay. I’m not doing anything right now so, I’ll go and then I had those two matches and one thing that no one knows, that it’s gonna be exclusive. I got offered the contract right there and then. So it was literally two matches, contract, all in the same day.”

Kelly also stated that she still needs to undergo full surgery for her recent nose injury and breathing issues that had caused her to take a break from wrestling in October of 2021.

“I also had my nose surgery which was a fun thing because I broke my septum. It’s completely broken. I could not breathe at all. That’s why I had those three matches and I said, okay guys, I can’t wrestle anymore because I couldn’t breathe.

Yeah [fall of 2021]. I couldn’t breathe at all. Even folding my clothes. One day, I was folding my clothes and I lost my breath. That was the day that I was like, okay, I need to check this out. Then I found out that my septum was broke, I couldn’t breathe very properly. I also found out that to fix my septum and have a full-on surgery would be $100K-plus and I was like… that is not cool. So I went [another] route. I did a Balloon Sinuplasty which is [some] very weird stuff, where I had local anesthesia, which didn’t work for me. They had to put the anesthesia three times and they couldn’t put more because it would do something harmful. I felt everything. They literally went up my nose with like a thing this size. Put a balloon up my nasal — not ‘nasal’. My septum-whatever. They blew the balloon, they sucked it all out. It was an awful experience. It was half-an-hour of pure pain, pure pain. It was awful. But then, yep, I can breathe 30 percent better, 40 percent better which is great but still, I need a surgery. So yeah, that is it.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Indie wrestler Katie Arquette recently became the newest member of the exclusive “Rick Rude” club of wrestlers who have appeared on two different wrestling shows for two different companies on the same day. Arquette competed in a 6-Woman Tag team match during Monday’s WWE RAW show and in a single match against Serena Deeb during Monday’s AEW Dark Elevation show (taped this past Wednesday). Arquette was on the losing end of both of her televised matches that night.

This past Sunday’s Chapter 139: Warriors Come Out To Play event from PROGRESS Wrestling in London, England featured Dan Moloney defeating Big Damo (former Killian Dain in WWE) to be crowned the new PROGRESS World Champion.

World Association of Wrestling recently announced that Saraya, former Paige in WWE, will be making an appearance for the company at their Frightmare IV event on October 15th in Norfolk, England. It was announced that Saraya will be the guest referee for the singles match between Zak Zodiak and Roy Knight at the event.

Pro Wrestling NOAH recently announced that Kinya Okada suffered a fractured jawbone at their N-1 Victory 2022 event this past Sunday in Kawasaki, Japan. Okada suffered the injury during his B Block match against Katsuhiko Nakajima following Nakajima’s stiff kick to Okada’s face. The match referee quickly called off the match due to Okada being unable to continue and he was stretchered to the back for medical treatment.

Westside Xtreme Wrestling recently announced that former WWE NXT UK talent Teoman will be making an appearance for the company at their We Love Wrestling Live event on October 2nd in Oberhausen, Germany.

During this past Sunday’s NWA 74 event, The National Wrestling Alliance announced that next year’s Anniversary event, NWA 75, will be taking place at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. No date for the event nor if it will be held as a one or two day event was given at the time.

WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella revealed on Instagram that she recently got married to Artem Chigvintsev and announced that her marriage will be part of an upcoming four-part mini-series called “Nikki Bella Says I Do” on cable television network E!. In regards to the airing of this upcoming mini-series, E! recently announced that it will premiere on their network in 2023.

Podcast network recently announced that they will be holding a live fundraiser event on September 3rd on FITE TV to help financially assist Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael’s medical costs. McMichael revealed this past April that he had been diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).

Game Changer Wrestling’s upcoming events in Japan this October and November reportedly recently reached sold out status, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that tickets for GCW’s upcoming three events in the country officially went on sale this past weekend and quickly sold out.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Minoru Suzuki will be making an appearance at their NJPW Strong themed Showdown 2022 event on October 16th in Los Angeles, California. Suzuki announced on Twitter that this will be part of an upcoming new tour of the United States he will be holding that month.