Dreamer On ECW, Other Work In WWE, WWE Industry News

Ryan Clark

The Miami Herald has a new article online featuring quotes from WWE superstar Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer speaks about the old ECW, TNA, WWE.com’s Industry News, and more. Below are some of the highlights from the article:

Regarding the Original ECW: “Do I miss the old ECW? Yeah, but my life has changed dramatically, and I’m still very fortunate to be doing what I’m still doing,”

On doing other work in WWE: “Would I like to be behind the scenes now? I love doing any task given to me. I am very, very creative. I love writing stories. I’m an artist, mentally. You can not ask me to paint a picture like, ‘Hey Dreamer, go paint me the Mona Lisa’ and then last minute go put sunglasses on the Mona Lisa because that’s not the Mona Lisa. It has to be my vision, and you got to trust me, and if you don’t like my vision, then fire me.”

Thoughts on ROH & TNA news on WWE.com: “That’s good business. WWE talks about wrestling news from other groups and companies other than WWE on its website. People will go to WWE’s website as opposed to going to a website that’s not that credible.”

His thoughts on TNA: “I know a lot of guys root for TNA just because they’re the underdog like ECW used to be. You need more places for guys to wrestle. I don’t think no one will ever takedown WWE for the simple fact of ‘why even bother.’ There’s how many baseball teams? How many football teams?”

The magnitude of working for WWE: “Again, it’s huge business. Me coming from the original ECW and trying to compete. I remember last year when we were doing WrestleMania, and we had a three-bus police escort from our hotel to downtown Detroit. They closed every highway. I sat back and turned to my wife, and I was like, ‘ECW could never have made this. Look at this. They’re closing a highway for us just to get to a show.’ That’s a testament to how hard the guys work. There’s so many office people who don’t get enough credit. This is a huge, huge publicly traded, multi-conglomerate company, and when WWE is behind something, they go full-throttle.”

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