Tommy Dreamer On All Elite Wrestling: ‘The Business Is Wide Open Right Now’

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Tommy Dreamer is an experienced wrestler and promoter in his own right. He was the guest on SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio and talked about All Elite Wrestling. He had some thoughtful insight on the new promotion.

Transcription by Senior Editor Tyler Treese.

Check out some highlights below:

On if wins and losses should matter:

I think it should be. With House of Hardcore shows, I’d always have my announcers say what a guy’s record is when they’re going towards a title. It will be interesting to see since that era…wrestlers would always politic behind the scenes for stuff and it isn’t done that much anymore. So, a lot of politicking could go on over that. I hope it doesn’t, but we’ll see.

What’s next for AEW:

I think they have an amazing roster. I think their second show will be as good as the first. I like what they’re doing now. If I was them, I would want to do 2-3 All In [type] events per year and then towards the end of the year announce that they have television and go from there. It’s really hard.

How businesses will work together:

The business is wide open right now. It’s wide open for talent to shine. The biggest thing that hurt Ring of Honor was all the stars leaving, but it opened up the door for more wrestlers to go there. If All Elite Wrestling has an amazing roster then they’ll need other people to fill out the card, they announced two women. If you’re an independent roster that isn’t signed with anyone then you need to, but the beauty of All In was that everyone was working together. If you sever those relationships then where are you going to get talent? You have to hope you don’t have the egos because that’s what killed the beauty of [AWA & NWA] super shows that we had.

Check out the full interview below:

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