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Tommy Dreamer Reportedly Suspended By IMPACT Wrestling

Tommy Dreamer making his way to the ring in iMPACT

Tommy Dreamer has reportedly been suspended by IMPACT Wrestling.

The suspension comes after comments made by Dreamer on a recent episode of Dark Side of the Ring addressing the ‘Plane Ride From Hell.’ Dreamer’s comments immediately sparked controversy on social media, with many calling for IMPACT to take action.

The ‘Plane Ride from Hell’ took place following the UK exclusive pay-per-view Insurrextion in May 2002. During a now infamous flight several performers were involved in incidents that would result in fines, lawsuits and, in the cases of Scott Hall and Curt Hennig, releases from the company.

Since re-joining IMPACT for a second time in April of 2018, Dreamer has appeared both as an on-screen talent and backstage as part of the creative team. Away from the ring, the former WWE and ECW star appears as a co-host on Busted Open Radio.

According to a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider, an email from IMPACT’s Ed Nordholm was sent to all staff and talent on September 17th informing them of Dreamer’s indefinite suspension.

The news comes after an earlier report from Fightful Select which revealed that Dreamer wouldn’t be at IMPACT’s upcoming tapings in Nashville.

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.