On this week’s Friday, September 8th 2023, the annual IMPACT Wrestling Victory Road event will take place at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York and is going to air on IMPACT Plus and YouTube.
In one of the matches, Old School ECW/WWF/WWE Legend Tommy Dreamer puts his professional wrestling career on the line, when he challenges Impact Digital Media Champion Kenny King in a ‘Title Vs. Career’ match.
Here’s what Dreamer posted on Facebook about it:
“This Friday in the building I saw my 1st ever live pro wrestling show White Plains NY Westchester County Center for my 10th bday
I put my career on the line vs Kenny King.
If I lose I’m done.
I will fulfill all my commitments till the end of the year. It will be a quick retirement tour.
I don’t want to screw over the promoters or fans that got tickets already to the events all over the US
I haven’t taken any 2024 bookings.
If I win, well the Dream continues & all the matches I have will be for the Impact Wrestling Digital Media Championship.
I’ve had a blessed career.
I’m very grateful & thankful to everyone who has been around for this EXTREME journey.”
Tommy was also interviewed by ‘Under The Ring’, where he confirmed, that he will actually retire from pro wrestling for good, if he ends up losing the match.
Here’s what he had to say:
“When I announced it, people were like, ‘hasn’t Tommy Dreamer put his career’ on the line before? Hasn’t Tommy Dreamer retired before?’ I never retired. I left WWE’s ECW, and I have put my career on the line before, but I haven’t lost. When I say I’ll retire, I will never come back to wrestling. I will never wrestle.
I don’t wrestle because I need the money, I wrestle because I love it. I’ve always been a man of my word. When I did Hardcore Justice, I booked it, and I said I would never wrestle Raven again, and I never have. I said I would never go back to the ECW Arena unless it was on my terms, it was. In a world where stipulations aren’t real, from Paul Heyman’s brain, they’re real if I’m in charge.
If I say something — trust me, the last time you ever saw Tommy Dreamer and Terry Funk together, I did that in my own company. Same thing, last time I walked the aisle with Beulah McGillicutty, I did that. As much as I would love to be there with those people, you have to be a man of your word. If I lose, I lose. That’s it, no more matches. I haven’t taken any bookings for 2024. I told promoters to hang on until Friday. We shall see.“
Hardcore Wrestling Legend Tommy Dreamer wrestled for several promotions in his pro wrestling career, including ECW (1993-2001), the WWF/WWE (2001-2010, 2015-2016), TNA (2010-2011, 2013-2015, 2018-now) and AEW (2019).
His biggest accomplishment was winning the ECW World Heavyweight Championship on 2 occasions, once in Paul Heyman’s original Extreme Championship Wrestling promotion in 2000, and once in WWE’s version of ECW (on SyFy) in 2009.
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