Velveteen Dream’s rise from Tough Enough standout to one of WWE’s brightest young stars has been swift. After jumping to the company with some independent work on his resume, Dream has spent the last two years developing his absolutely ridiculous in-ring workrate to match his wild, Prince-esque persona. At just 22 years old, Dream may have the highest ceiling of anyone on the roster.
Despite the glowing universal praise for Dream, some have questioned if and how his character could transition to the main roster. Would he be lumped as a Goldust-type character with better athleticism, or could he take what he’s developed and continue breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling?
Look no further than John Cena to quell whatever doubts any may have on how he could transition from NXT to WWE during a recent Q&A session at Mega Con Orlando.
“You know how in the Star Wars movies the old Jedis can look at the rookie Jedis and be like, ‘I think that’s the one’?” Cena asked. “I kinda have a weird, odd midichlorian feeling about Velveteen Dream. I think there’s something special there.”
From Jim Ross to Michael Cole, the praise keeps raining down on Dream. We might be a bit off from a Cena-Dream showdown, and we could only be so lucky for Big Match John to make him the latest young gun he puts over. For now, we’ll simply have to continue enjoying him tear down the house in NXT alongside the equally talented Ricochet.
(Via Pro Wrestling Sheet)