Archive for March, 2010

An Extreme Original

March 22, 2010

I have decided to rename my blog since I am no longer with WWE. I went with the title because it is who I am. I am proud of it and it can relate to a literary masterpiece or the ramblings of a crazy man. If you are on this site well you already know all of that about me anyway. So I hope you enjoy my new blog. It is nothing earth shattering just giving all a glimpse into my week ahead of me.

I am about to leave on an awesome adventure. I am headed to Vegas today to do a Communications convention on Tuesday. I leave Tuesday night to arrive back in NY at 7:00 am just to fly out at 1:00 pm to Japan. I arrive on Thursday night in Japan, then we have a press conference and a show on Friday night where I will be seeing my good friend Taijiri. We are having a special meet and greet after the show so I can hang with all of my Japanese extreme friends. Then on Saturday I fly from Japan to LA, then LA to Phoenix wrestle on Dragon’s Gate show and then fly home the same evening with a brief layover in Minneapolis. I arrive on Sunday morning. I will be leaving again on Monday morning for a few days, but I will update everyone after that. I will be without a computer so I will have limited axcess but will keep you posted when I can. Be safe have a great week. Enjoy your Wrestlemania weekend.

Thanks for reading
Tommy Dreamer

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A Last Original Thought

March 11, 2010

Well this is my last blog but before I go I need to address a few things.

1. I will still answer any questions on WWEUniverse till April 1,2010(not an early April Fools joke)

You can all follow me on Twitter or at my brand new website TheTommyDreamer.com

I will continue to answer all your questions just like I do here.

2. My favorite WWE/ECW was sharing the grandest stage of them all Wrestlemania 23. I had my close friends as my partners(RVD Sabu Sandman) we faced a very talented group of men(all of whom I got jobs for in WWE). My dear friends Joey Styles and Taz got to call the action. Announcer Justin Roberts and referee Scott Armstrong made their Mania debuts. Behind the scenes my friend and former ECW original Dean Malenko and my idol Dusty Rhodes helped make the match happen. Most importantly Beulah McGillicutty and my kids got to see their first Wrestlemania and the first time seeing daddy wrestle(they were more impressed with the “fireworks” but still it was cool for me). It was for me a perfect night. I was at the very first Wrestlemania. It left such an impression with me. It took me a lifetime but I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else that night. I had a way to show the world what ECW was all about, what could have been and I could have only dreamed a better way to do it.(Wrestler’s note the Extreme Rules rematch 2 days later was a better match but not the setting and we lost that one so don’t watch it haha)

3. My leaving WWE was the hardest thing to do in my life. I refer to it as WWE A.D.(After Dreamer).I worked almost 10 years there. I truly liked, all the people associated with the company. I miss them and the fans everyday. I left for many reasons, which I will not discuss here. ECW was my world and all that I have is because of ECW. My connection to the fans is something that means so much to me. Fact, when I was the main event on ECW I was the highest rated main event every year. You can look it up. (me and Chavo Guerrero 1.6, me and Mark Henry 1.5, me and Koslov 1.3 and that match was poopoo. Hell me and Big Daddy V did a 1.2) many men and women came on that show and it was good old reliable me that was the highest rated every year. That is a hard pill to swallow, when you hear of the failing ratings of ECW. Networks wanting to change the show because of ratings. If you want to read into my leaving ECW, you can relate it to the Conan O Brien saga with his show. I felt I left my mark in WWE with the many men and women I hired to help realize their dreams. The many people I have encountered in my tenure in WWE is something I hold deep within my heart. I hope that I have influenced your life somehow, because you all have influenced mine. See you on Twitter or thetommydreamer.com

Thanks for the memories

Be good to each other

I LOVE YOU ALL

Tommy Dreamer

An Original Thought

March 8, 2010

Well with tonight marking the last episode of ECW. I will stick to my guns. I have one more blog after this and I am done. My friend Joey Styles has a great blog on WWE Universe about ECW and he addressed many of my thoughts (you think that guy knows how to tell a story of something almost like he was an announcer). I suggest you give it a read. He left out that on WWE Classics that I am his co host and I have a great time doing that. As a follower of the old ECW you get some deep insight into the insane behind the scenes of crazy ECW. We also have a ton of fun and make alot of jokes at everyones expense.

The Internet is a buzz about WWE dropping the ECW ball. Well lets look at what the world likes to call the WWE’s greatest blunder the XFL. It looked like a great idea on paper. It had great network support but after the first week and great ratings, those ratings started to fall. Why? I feel¬† the level of play. Many die hard football fans realized that there was a reason the players were not in the NFL. Maybe they just did not belong. That could also hold true to the tv show ECW, no matter how hard we all worked, it could never be what it was, for so many reasons, I do not want to get into. However everyone wants to knock Vince McMahon for the XFL, but look at this many aspects of the XFL have been stolen by the NFL. The field camera view. The behind the scene lockeroom stuff. Having the viewer be almost on the field at all times, was what the XFL was all about. The NFL Network and every channel that carries football now does what that XFL tried to bring. So instead of blaming Vince. He deserves some credit for shaping the NFL the way it is today. As well as having the grapefruits for taking on the task. If you think about it Vince McMahon’s vision good or bad has us all talking about his actions.

Many WWE Superstars had taken pride being on the ECW brand. I personally want to thank them all for their bumps, sweat and bruises during their ECW tenure. Everyone wanted more for themselves and the brand. I am sure Christian will continue to work his hardest to entertain on the last ECW show.

Here is my #2 favorite personal moment of the new ECW

June 7, 2009 Extreme Rules PPV

The night I won the ECW Championship. I had made the pledge to leave ECW, if I did not win the ECW title. Many behind the scenes things were going on and I had taken enough. I put it all on the line and I did it. I was overwhelmed with emotion. I could not believe all the signs that were made for me. I loved the match. I loved the celebration afterwards. It proved to the world and to myself I still mattered. Thanks new ECW.

Thanks for reading,

Tommy Dreamer

An Original Thought

March 8, 2010

Well with ECW having 3 weeks left. I have decided so do I. I had an amazing farewell to ECW on TV. So I will do two more blogs on WWE Universe and fade away like ECW and wait to see what is NXT.

Some people are happy, some people are sad about ECW going off the air. The Original die hard ECW fans knew it wasn’t the same. That Original ECW was a magical time in wrestling and can never be duplicated. If you go back in the archives of my blogs,you can read many opinions of those days. I think the new ECW had some great expectations, but had some extreme shoes to fill in. Let us not pass negative judgement on the show. As a fan I have enjoyed many moments of ECW TV (except for anything involving Abraham Washington or Koslov no offense).

Let us not forget the WWE Superstars that were part of ECW and elevated their game to go to RAW or Smackdown. CM Punk, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Kelly Kelly (even though she went on dates with Balls Mahoney)  and The Hart Dynasty were unknowns till making it in ECW and now look at them.

The New ECW helped revive careers and gave many WWE Supertars a second chance to show the world their talents. Christian, John Morrison, Mark Henry, Shelton Benjamin, Goldust, William Regal, Kane, Matt Striker, Todd Grisham, Big Show, Matt Hardy, Chavo Guerrero and it pains me to say even the Miz

Think of how much better Raw or Smackdown will become with the additions of Ezekial Jackson, Yoshi Tatsu, Croft and Barreta, Vance Archer and even the WOO WOO WOO Guy.

So all should not be so negative and as I always say appreciate what you have because one day it may be gone.

In closing I will leave you each week with my three personal favorite moments in the new ECW

#3 2008 Royal Rumble

The Rumble is my favorite PPV concept. Having been to many WWE events at Madison Square Garden. It was a dream come true. I can not tell you the emotion and pure rush the crowd gave me when my music was hit. They roof blew in the Garden. I was in the ring with legends The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. I had seperate chants of ECW, Tommy and lets go Dreamer for the entire time I was in there. The crowd let out a huge boo when Batista eliminated me and were vocally disappointed. I on the other hand did not mind not going to the main event of Wrestlemania. I had just recieved the greatest two minutes of my life. Thanks ECW.

Thanks for reading

Be good to each other

Tommy Dreamer