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ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer Explains Why He Will Not Take Another Chokeslam Bump In His Career

Former ECW, WWE and TNA talent Tommy Dreamer took his last chokeslam from Lance Story at the Lone Star Championship Wrestling event back on July 12th. See down below:

Dreamer posted the following on his Facebook page as to why it will be his last chokeslam in his career:

There comes a time in every persons life they say ugh I’m getting old. We can fight it as much as possible but it happens. It is harder to come to terms with many athletes that they are losing a step. Ironically I watched a story about Earl Campbell the iconic running back for the Houston Oilers whose punishing style made him famous. He has a myriad of back issues walks w/a walker from when the documentary was made. He said after he got traded, he had the toughest call to make & he called his wife & said I’m losing a step. It’s time to retire. Well on Sunday in Houston Texas. I took my last ever chokeslam. This move was invented by Paul Heyman. He visualized it & gave it to a wrestler named 911. Well I took my share of them from him as well as from Brian Lee which made me famous for being crazy & extreme. I actually enjoyed taking them. I’ve taken them on chairs, concrete, a cinderblock, outside on someone’s lawn. Into a trash can, into a dumpster, from the top of the ECW Arena, the top of steel cages, you name it i’ve taken them. Well I took this one on Sunday & I felt something weird. PAIN. & heard crunch. Wasn’t Lance Hoyts fault he placed me perfect. Im just 44 & after a 20min hardcore match my chokeslam bump card has expired. Going into my own companies largest show im hurt. Im pissed at myself because when im performing in ring im still 25 years old, but my body reminded me im 44 w/a broken neck & back. So thank you Chokeslam we had a great relationship. Ive taken them from 911,Brian Lee, The Undertaker, Kane, Test, Big Show and a few I probably forgot. I will heal, I will fight thru the pain but knowing my wrestling career is on the tail end of ending is the hardest part. No regrets, I got a few good matches left in me. Thanks for reading.


  • Dashing Kam

    that Chokeslam doesn’t look like it was done right AT ALL, geez

  • Keith Learmonth

    While I fully agree with his reasoning, and I hope that he’s going to be okay, I really feel like his crediting of Heyman inventing the Chokeslam for 911 is questionable.

    911 didn’t really even appear on the scene until 1994. Undertaker had been using the chokeslam for at least 4 years at this point.