ECW legend Tommy Dreamer was a guest on the Sunday Night’s Main Event podcast and discussed All In. Dreamer talked about taking control over the Over-Budget Battle Royal on the WGN American Zero Hour pre-show and was asked to compare All In to the early days of ECW. Here are the highlights:
Taking control of the Over-Budget Battle Royal:
“I guess I kind of took control about that battle royal and kind of helped with agenting it and putting everyone’s ideas together,” said Dreamer.
“Something like that was for everybody to be spotlighted. Being on I think it was WGN America, we just really wanted to do something different, and it worked. It worked 100 percent. I was as proud as could be to be in it, and happy a lot of people were ranting and raving over it because I too felt like everything was going phenomenal.”
Comparing All In to the early days of ECW:
“It was just people wanted to see something different,” said Dreamer. “Now I would say Cody and the Bucks did, it was a great one-time show, hopefully, they decide to do another, and, you know, we can see where it goes. Big props to Ring of Honor for helping with all of that, and you know the other end of that spectrum is Ring of Honor just sold out Madison Square Garden without announcing a match.
“Opposite NXT, fans want to see a variety, fans want to see something different. I’ve always known that, always supported that, and between Ring of Honor, the All Ins, the House of Hardcores, Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground, you have a variety of stuff. And, that’s what people want to see, variety.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions