During a recent interview with The Wrestling Estate, Tommy Dreamer discussed the importance of pro wrestling companies working together in 2018. You can check out some highlights below:
On Producing The iMPACT! Wrestling/Lucha Underground Event During WrestleMania Weekend: “They didn’t know at that time how exactly to stream on Twitch, and since I was doing it anyway, they asked if I could have my people come in and do it. It worked out really, really well. Then they also aired a lot of content on their Impact show and they’ve been nice to give House of Hardcore credit, which is why I’ve been helping out there. I’ve been friends with Scott D’Amore and Don Callis for a long time. They have a really hard task and they’ve kind of evoked my policy of no politics, no BS, just wrestling. When your friends ask for help, that’s what I always do.”
On More Pro Wrestling Companies Working Together in 2018: “You kind of have to. WWE is 90% of the market share. WWE can sign everybody. But with the rise of Ring of Honor, New Japan, Impact Wrestling, House of Hardcore, Lucha Underground, we can come together and give wrestlers opportunity. Look what happens when everybody was at war. There was a sole winner and then the business crashed. Who was the most affected? Wrestling fans, as well as the wrestlers. I’m all about variety and showing people other stuff. I brought in the NWA back to the ECW Arena at our last show. I’ve also had Ring of Honor at my show. I’ll have everybody at my show because it benefits wrestling fans.”
On Jerry Lynn Being Underrated: “Correct. I don’t want to say he was always too short, but when he was around, it was the land of giants in professional wrestling. He came later on to ECW and his talents finally got him recognized. Then ECW goes away and when he goes to WWE, it wasn’t so much land of the giants, but it was so many guys coming from WCW and ECW. Due to his height and size, I don’t want to say it cost him his job, but it kind of was. They weren’t spotlighting smaller guys like they are now. He has always seemed to miss the wave. ECW highlighted him because he was super talented and that’s what we cared about. He was also older, but I’m glad wrestling fans got to see how talented he truly is and was. His matches with Rob Van Dam still hold up. He and Justin Credible’s matches, too. Jerry, like you said, is very, very underrated. I’m glad he goes to the WWE Performance Center and still helps out today.”
On Willie Mack: “Willie is amazing and has so many great qualities. I don’t judge a book by its cover. If you look at Willie Mack, he doesn’t have the greatest body, but he’s trying. Willie Mack does have the athletic ability of Rob Van Dam meets Rey Mysterio and he has the charisma of Dusty Rhodes and Junkyard Dog when he’s performing. He just goes out there and kills. I couldn’t believe when he and Brian Cage were wrestling that he busted out the Van Terminator. He just does so many things that I couldn’t possibly think a guy with a belly like him, because he likes to drink his beer, that he could go out and do the stuff he does. I couldn’t be happier with him being the champion and representing my company because he truly is an unfound talent that now the world is getting to see just how good he is.”
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