Tommy Dreamer has issued a statement regarding his recent appearance on wrestling documentary series, ‘Dark Side of the Ring’.
The episode focused on the infamous ‘Plane Ride From Hell’ which saw several performers involved in incidents that would result in fines, lawsuits and, in the cases of Scott Hall and Curt Hennig, releases from the company.
During the episode, a flight attendant also seemingly alleged that she was sexually harassed by Flair. Dreamer made comments on this incident that caused immediate controversy on social media. Soon after the show aired, Dreamer was indefinitely suspended by IMPACT Wrestling, where he is currently used both as on-screen talent and in a backstage creative role.
Dreamer has now issued a statement regarding his comments via Twitter, which can be read below:
“Regarding my comments on Dark Side of the ring. It was never my intention to offend, hurt or victim shame anyone. I understand my comments were insensitive & could trigger emotions in someone’s own personal past. I do not condone sexual misconduct of any kind. I apologise to anyone I offended. From the bottom of my heart I am so sorry.”
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) September 19, 2021
Tommy Dreamer rose to prominence during the 1990’s as part of ECW. During his long tenure with the company, Dreamer feuded with the likes of the Sandman and Raven.
Following the collapse of ECW in 2001, Dreamer signed with WWE, initially appearing as part of The Alliance during the Invasion storyline. He later went on to perform on the rebooted ECW, before leaving the company in 2010.
Dreamer has since appeared for IMPACT, Ring of Honor and AEW.