Last sunday, NXT Takeover: In Your House took place at Full Sail University as one of the promoted matches of the show was Velveteen Dream vs. Adam Cole for the NXT Championship in a Backlot Brawl match. What got everyone talking besides the match, was Velveteen Dream’s ring gear which payed homage to The Walking Dead’s most popular villain, Negan.
Just like Negan himself, Velveteen Dream had his jacket, scarf, boots, jeans, and even his own version of Lucille without the barbed wire wrapped around it. It is quite fitting since there were cars surrounded around the ring just like there were cars surrounding Rick and his group when they first encountered Negan with his large number of Saviors.
Although Dream did not win the match, his ring gear and entrance got the entire Walking Dead fandom to react to his ring gear. Velveteen Dream has had inspired gear before such as Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Notorious B.I.G, Toronto Raptors, and even NFL inspired gear at last year’s NXT Halftime Heat special during the Super Bowl.
Personal note, I love this since I am a fan of Negan and The Walking Dead.