More will be written about how extraordinary Velveteen Dream
is, but we need to address an issue here.
Dream fell to Ricochet in an electric match that had fans on
their feet at TakeOver: Chicago. And while Ricochet is the bigger star and
overall better wrestler, you have to scratch your head about Dream. This is the
third TakeOver (out of four) where he’s wrestled and lost: to Aleister Black at
WarGames, in the North American Championship ladder match in New Orleans, and
At some point, Velveteen needs a signature victory to put
under his belt. He earned Black’s respect (Aleister finally said his name), and
the ladder match was Ricochet’s debut and he
lost as well. Dream has earned rave reviews and the fans love him, but he hasn’t
gotten that big victory to really bump him into the next level.
Yes, there is some upward mobility in losing the way he has
to Black and Ricochet, but sooner or later, Dream needs that big win to really
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.