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Tommy Dreamer Says He Left TNA Due To Their Lack Of Logic

Tommy Dreamer appeared on Busted Open, which airs every Monday and Wednesday on Sirius 92 and XM 207 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Highlights from the interview are as follows:

Dreamer vs. Raven: “Yeah, oh man that was to me, one of the greater stories, feuds in wrestling history .. I put that up there with Dusty Rhodes, and Kevin Sullivan, Carlos Colon, Abdul the Butcher, Bret & Shawn. Just for the sake of how much stuff we really did, and you think longevity-wise you know. We lasted 3 years with that storyline of me never beating him, and the best part of that storyline with me was all the characters that spawned from it with you know Stevie Richards, Beulah, Francine, The Pit Bulls, Brian Lee, so many, The BWO. So many people were actually able to actually get a career because of that as well”

The End of ECW: “Well, it was an amazing, amazing team effort, and there’s a lot of guys who helped contribute to it, I just… I guess my legacy is also just because of so much, behind the scenes that I contributed to the company, and I was also pretty much the last man to stay in the company. I actually stayed longer than Paul Heyman, which was sad cuz’ he was the real owner. And , you know, I went down with the ship, but now it’s all good cuz’ it’s made me the man who I am. At times I was also thinking of changing my name to , ECW or like Edward Charles Wright cuz’ every time I wrestle, they seem to chant that.”

Not wanting to hold titles: “Actually , one of the many fights me and Paul Heyman got into , to me, titles; I never wanted to hold one. You know, titles were given, to me, they’re given to guys to help them get to the next level, and in the original ECW, I really didn’t need it, but the story worked out better cuz’ a lot of times where do you go from there once you win the title. Then, you know, the whole storyline, and again, it was all Paul basically saying, “Don’t put the title around your waist. I don’t want anyone ever to say there was a picture of you with the title around your waist, and like that would be the next chapter for Tommy Dreamer. He finally won the title. Not only did he lose the girl, but he also never got a picture of him with the title around his waist, you know just to add to the saga of professional wrestling, and the original ECW.”

Parting ways with TNA Wrestling: “There was a lot of things. It was.. contracts and it just whatever. I didn’t put up with a lot of stuff in WWE, I’m not gonna’ put up with stuff in TNA. And you know what? I miss everybody in WWE, and I miss everybody in TNA, but,..I’m happy in my life and at 40 years old, if I can’t, I don’t want to say do it my way, but again, not seeing things done logically, and looking at stuff from a business point of view. Then I just say it doesn’t make sense to me, and it’s like no matter how hard I work, no matter how much I destroy my body, no matter how much other guys destroy their body, if stuff’s not going to change, to me that really, really bothers me, and I don’t know. I guess I don’t want to be a part of it.

“I don’t want negativity in my life just because I’m in a way different stage in my life. I love wrestling. I‘ve loved it since I was a little kid, and I don’t want to be the bitter old veteran who hates wrestling, and for a while like when stuff doesn’t make sense or they just do stuff to do it, and just do it, I get so mad. I just..I’d rather just walk away and watch it from afar, and be like an armed chair quarterback on Monday’s or Tuesday’s, ya’ know?”

  • ironcross

    ^^ totally agree, lol @ same and cole and JR

  • venom

    Everytime Fat Dreamer does these interviews, he is so full of himself. He thinks his feud is up there with Bret and Shawn? Really? Where is Bret and Shawn today? They are retired and in the HOF. Where is Raven and Dreamer at today? Unemployed. Dreamer was only good for Hardcore matches. Take the weapons away from him and he’s clueless. Micheal Cole and Jim Ross have the same wrestling skills as Dreamer.

  • ironcross

    Tommy is fat and boring, Not even in the top 100 fueds of all time, get a fuckin life fat geeks, get over ecw, stop having wet dreams, so 500 – 5000 remember the fued, its just a piss ant in wrestling history

  • Devil_Rising

    That feud was relevant at a time when ECW was relevant. If you say it isn’t relevant to wrestling history, then you’re retarded, because it was. Most people might not put that feud up there with Bret vs. Shawn, but Tommy lived it, it’s his right to say he thinks it’s up there or not. None of you couch potato “internet fans” really have much say.

    And FYI, Dreamer may not have done much in the ring in WWE (they wouldn’t let him, any more than they let Raven, Tazz, Rhyno, the FBI, Super Crazy, etc. etc….need I go on?). But until the “ECW” resurrection, he was the head of talent relations for a good bit there, so you have him to thank, literally, for a lot of great signings and developments that came about circa 2004-2006.

    Besides that, the guy DID have a nice run there at the end with the “ECW Championship”, and the feud with the Originals vs. the New Breed was memorable. He and the other Originals had their (brief) Wrestlemania Moment, which pretty much immortalizes them in the history books.

    And besides that, by all accounts, Tommy is one of the nicest, most humble guys in the business. So why hate on him? Because you’re a TNA fan? Get a life. lol

  • Bawb

    It is one of the greatest rivalries of ECW. So if you want to rank it amongst promotions, it has to be up there. Not top 10, but within top 30. That rivalry defined hardcore and had some pretty memorable moments. Tommy Dreamer was always one of those names that led ECW–him, RVD, Heyman, Styles, etc. I’d support him in a rivalry ballot for sure.

  • PinkSinCara

    @ Kyle. First, I can’t stand Rock OR Cena. Second, I always defend old school ECW and enjoy re-watching those matches more than any current WWE or TNA product. Regardless, that has nothing to do with Dreamer’s irrelevance TODAY. It’s almost 2012. ECW died over a decade ago. I’m over it. Tommy’s not. To be honest, I didn’t even know Tommy’s been gone from TNA. Because Tommy Dreamer and TNA (oops, Impact Wrestling) don’t matter. PIPE BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kyle

    @ pinksincara youre the one who sounds like a ungrateful little punk who has no respect for the old Ecw or Tommy Dreamer. He isnt on the list of greatest wrestlers but the sacrifices hes made and to put his body on the line like the way he does make guys like John Cena and The Rock look like pre school kids. I bet youre a mark for them and that shit wwecw crap.

  • renz

    the guy sounds retarded

  • RAMSES 2

    come on man more respect!!! i would like to see a dreamer vs raven greattes rivalries

  • PinkSinCara

    Tommy Dreamer’s an ungrateful punk. Bitch bitch bitch. Tommy’s legacy in ECW, as great as it may be, has given him an over-inflated sense of self. All he talks about is ECW, because that’s all he has. He was nothing in WWE or TNA, and still has the nerve to badmouth both companies who kept him employed. See you at the autograph conventions Tommy.

  • Macho Madness

    Really? Up there with Bret & Shawn? No disrespect to Tommy or the original ECW, but I finally understand the “Dreamer” portion of his name.