Tommy Dreamer spoke about the AEW-Impact Wrestling relationship this week on Busted Open Radio. Dreamer said that he did not know a lot of what was planned but he believes the angle is working because he got a ton of calls from friends.
Dreamer said, “Not knowing or having a lot of information because when everything that went down the way it did on Wednesday night, besides my phone blowing up, was above my paygrade. I was not in the know of a lot of this stuff and I let it unfold. For our listeners, that is not uncommon in professional wrestling.”
Bully Ray asked Dreamer if he thinks will live up to the hype and that people will be blown away by this and will help put Impact more on the map than what it is now. Dreamer said, “I think that was already accomplished because my phone blew up from people from AEW and from people within Impact. I’m not just talking about wrestlers. I’m talking about people within AEW behind the scenes and AEW production people. If you think about it, you got everybody talking. Then we started hearing people talk about potential dream matches. What happened right after that event happened? HHH said, ‘Oh, we are always welcome to working with others’ which never has been the case as far as working with an outside company. So right there, it rang the bell of the industry.”
Dreamer was asked if Impact has something that AEW benefits from. He said, “If there is one, yes, potential matchups. There have been talents that have left Impact Wrestling and they have not reached the level of performance that they had in Impact Wrestling because hey, some person can see you as something and some person can see you as something else. Same with people who have left Impact Wrestling and gone to WWE. There is so much different stuff that can go on. What I thought of was we can actually have the heart and soul of WCW, Sting, the heart and soul of ECW, Tommy Dreamer, and the first-ever undisputed champion, Chris Jericho and have a three way match.”
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