The WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is a staple of WrestleMania weekend, and one ECW legend thinks being inducted into the class of 2024 in Philadelphia would be the perfect honor.
Tommy Dreamer rose to prominence in ECW in the mid-to-late 1990’s where he engaged in a serious of breathtakingly violent feuds with the likes of the Sandman and Raven. During this period he also famously delivered a Piledriver to his former valet Beulah.
After the collapse of ECW in 2001, Dreamer went on to compete in WWE and IMPACT Wrestling where he retained his penchant for hardcore matches. He later began his own wrestling promotion under the name House of Hardcore.
During a recent interview with PWMania, Dreamer was asked if he’d like to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and the star responded in the affirmative. Furthermore, he thinks next year would be a great time to be inducted as WWE brings WrestleMania to Philadelphia, the home of ECW.
“Any Hall of Fame is an honor. Would love to, absolutely. It’s a great honor to be recognized for your body of work. Hey, WrestleMania, is in Philly. I would love it. If it doesn’t happen, not going to be devastated. When you have love-appreciation, and by your peers, that’s as good as well. The other part of it is the Hall of Fame is a show. It does mean a lot though. And to answer your question, yes.”
Tommy Dreamer Opened Up About Working Behind The Scenes In Wrestling
Elsewhere in the interview, Dreamer was asked if he’d consider taking on an EVP role behind the scenes in IMPACT Wrestling now that Scott D’Amore has been promoted to company president. The Innovator of Violence had this to say:
“I’ve been doing the behind-the-scenes in wrestling since ECW. I pretty much have had a say, power, whatever you want to talk about since ECW. Even WWE. Impact when I went there the first time, the second time.
“To answer your question I have worked with Vince McMahon, Paul Heyman, Scott D’Amore a little bit with Tony Kahn as well. And I will tell you this, and even running my own promotion, these people don’t sleep. They eat and drink and work for the company that they represent.
“I have driven on an indie show, Scott D’Amore has been my friend since the 90s, and I’ll drive from an indie show, and it’s late at night. You know, the show ends at about 11. I’m driving from Boston to New York, I got about a three-hour drive, it’s 2:30, quarter to three in the morning, who can I call that’s not on the West Coast. I’ll call Scott, we’ll talk for a little bit. Not even talk, wrestling just talk as two friends. I’m like ‘All right man, I’m just pulling in, I’ll talk to you later.’ He’s like, ‘All right, safe drive.’
“Then Scott will send an email 5:30 in the morning, I’ll be waking up at 11. I’ll see when he sent that email, and then I’ll respond to it. I’ll answer right back.
“I have lived 24/7 for ECW. I have lived it for WWE where I was on call 24/7 getting woken up in the middle of night. It’s a great role. I don’t know if I’d want to do it because not that I like to sleep. You need time for yourself. I don’t see that with Scott. He’s not married, he doesn’t have children. He’s dedicated to his children called Impact Wrestling. And he does a great job.”