Tommy Dreamer was once the subject of downing previously eaten chewing tobacco and cakes from a urinal – but Jim Ross draws the line at him eating hair.
Tommy Dreamer has never been one to shy away from making jokes regarding his own weight. Though not exactly tipping the scales, Dreamer has always been heavier-set, which only made him more of an idol for fans of ECW.
In 2002, however, upon joining WWE after the dissolution of The Alliance, the former ECW World Heavyweight Champion was provided with a new gimmick that completely rid him of his hard-man ECW persona. In WWE, you see, he ate various items that grew in weirdness week upon week.
One such item he ate was hair, which Tommy Dreamer scooped up off the barbershop floor before tucking into it. Jim Ross recalled these vignettes on the latest Grilling JR podcast, admitting to being “stumped” at the thought of it:
“Never did understand that one, quite frankly. Stumped. Yeah, and Tommy’s famous for some of his stunts along those lines. So who the hell knows? If that’s Tommy Dreamer that I think he may be the only person in the world who really knows why he did what he did. Eating hair ain’t my idea of an entertaining TV bit, but that’s just me.”
Thankfully for Tommy Dreamer, these vignettes were short-lived and he soon returned to being ‘The Innovator of Violence’. During this time, he attained fourteen victories with the Hardcore Championship, while also reigniting his critically-acclaimed rivalry with old foe Raven.
Dreamer currently resides in IMPACT Wrestling, where he serves as a producer, a role he’s also pursued with both AEW and MLW. He was most recently responsible for producing Slammiversary’s Monster’s Ball match between Sami Callihan and Moose.
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