The Innovator of Violence Tommy recently spoke with the Toronto Sun and talked about a variety of wrestling subjects. He made several relating to TNA Wrestling and including the following.
Why did he sign with TNA, and how is it going:
“A big reason why I left is that I felt I had more to contribute. I wanted to prove my worth. I have a lot of creative input,” says Dreamer. “I want to help in every way possible. Part of the deal with coming to TNA, Dixie gave me complete autonomy. TNA is showing the world that you need guys who have won championships, combined with a lot of youth. It gave them possibilities for a lot of cool dream match-ups. Think Wayne Gretzky vs. Sidney Crosby.”
The talent in TNA:
“The wrestlers do things with their bodies and they don’t use chairs. Generation Me … The Motor City Machine Guns. I watch their matches and sit and say, ‘how do you do that?’ TNA reminded me of the original ECW … A lot of people working for a common cause. The WWE machine is very strong. But you can’t knock their success.”
In a statement directly opposite of Paul Heyman’s regarding the over 40 crowd in wrestling:
“I see some guys hanging on way past their prime. But I look at Ric Flair and he’s still having amazing matches. And I remember what Terry Funk did in ECW when he was in his 50s. He was still doing moonsaults into the crowd.”
A great interview with Tommy. You can check out the link above for more including the origin of his ring name, his thoughts on Vince’s destruction of ECW, what hardcore wrestling is really about, what hooked him on wrestling and more.