• Tommy Dreamer Comments On Producing Impact Wrestling Vs. Lucha Underground
During a recent interview with The Wrestling Estate, ECW Legend Tommy Dreamer talked about producing Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground during WrestleMania 34 weekend, how he was approached to produce the show, why wrestling promotions need to work together and more.
Below are the highlights:
On producing Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground during WrestleMania weekend:
“WrestleMania weekend was amazing on so many levels. For myself and House of Hardcore, we produced the live event for Impact Wrestling and Lucha Underground. When you think about it, that’s three companies all merging together to produce one hell of a show that Friday. On Saturday, our HOH show started about an hour after NXT aired, which was around 11:15 p.m., and it ended around 2:20 in the morning.
The place was packed and going crazy for Willie Mack winning the title and me and Billy Gunn against Lance Hoyt and Davey Boy Smith Jr. A lot of fans literally walked from NXT to my show, and they probably did WrestleCon and WWE Axxess, so they had a full day. It was a real testament to how hard the men and women worked on my show and then a testament to how great wrestling fans are.”
On how he was approached to produce the show:
“They didn’t know at that time how exactly to stream on Twitch, and since I was doing it anyway, they asked if I could have my people come in and do it. It worked out really, really well. Then they also aired a lot of content on their Impact show and they’ve been nice to give House of Hardcore credit, which is why I’ve been helping out there. I’ve been friends with Scott D’Amore and Don Callis for a long time. They have a really hard task and they’ve kind of evoked my policy of no politics, no BS, just wrestling. When your friends ask for help, that’s what I always do.”
On why wrestling promotions need to work together:
“You kind of have to. WWE is 90% of the market share. WWE can sign everybody. But with the rise of Ring of Honor, New Japan, Impact Wrestling, House of Hardcore, Lucha Underground, we can come together and give wrestlers opportunity. Look what happens when everybody was at war.
There was a sole winner and then the business crashed. Who was the most affected? Wrestling fans, as well as the wrestlers. I’m all about variety and showing people other stuff. I brought in the NWA back to the ECW Arena at our last show. I’ve also had Ring of Honor at my show. I’ll have everybody at my show because it benefits wrestling fans.”
• Former World Champion Returning To Pro-Wrestling, Asked If He Will Work With WWE
Former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette announced on The Wendy Williams Show that he’s returning to Pro-Wrestling.
Below is what he said:
“18 Years ago, I won the WCW Heavyweight Championship belt and everyone freaked out. I was promoting a movie I did called ‘Ready to Rumble’ and it just happened that I won the championship, but for 18 years, I’ve been trolled on the Internet and people have attacked me. I just want to bring some respect back to my name. They sort of blamed me for ruining WCW — it’s no longer around. I maybe had something to do with it.”
TMZ caught up with Arquette and asked him if he’ll work with WWE. Below is what Arquette said:
“I love WWE. I’ve always been a fan of the McMahons and Vince and everything they’ve been doing over there, but it’s a real weird relationship with me and wrestling. I’m just here to clear my name. People have been giving me a hard time for 18 years, and I’m sick of it. People saying that I didn’t deserve the WCW World Title… put some respect on my name!”