Velveteen Dream has been on the shelf since September. He hasn’t wrestled since dropping the NXT North American title to Roderick Strong on the September 18th, 2019 episode of NXT.
According to comments made by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, Velveteen is dealing with a serious back injury.
“I know the injury was pretty serious,” Meltzer said on the show. He would also say he hasn’t heard an update on Velveteen’s condition in a long time, however.
“Back injury,” Meltzer confirmed when asked what injury Velveteen was dealing with.
Velveteen Dream Injured
When Dream went on the shelf, it was reported that he had been dealing with a back injury for some time. The injury had gotten worse before he would take time off to deal with it, however. There is currently no timetable for his return.
Velveteen Dream won the NXT North American title from Johnny Gargano this summer. Two endings to the match with Gargano were taped, one with Gargano retaining and the other with Dream winning the title.
Dream recently lost the title to Roderick Strong in September. Strong is scheduled to defend the title against Keith Lee on NXT in two weeks.