• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (April 22, 2000) – Tommy Dreamer Wins The World Title
On this day in 2000, during an ECW Non-PPV Live Show called “Cyberslam 2000”, Tommy Dreamer finally won the ECW world Heavyweight Championship.
He defeated WWF Superstar Taz(z) for the belt, but lost it the very same night to Justin Credible.
Clips of his title win celebration were shown on ECW TV, but the full event never aired nor made it to DVD.
• WWF Veteran Says Roman Reigns Has “IT”, Reveals When Ideas Starting Coming Up About Ending The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak
During a recent interview with Sporting News, Old School WWF Veteran Bruce Prichard (a.k.a Brother Love) talked about Roman Reigns, The Undertaker coming to the World Wrestling Federation, talks of ending The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak beginning & more.
Below are the highlights:
Thoughts on Roman Reigns:
“Roman Reigns has ‘IT’. Roman Reigns is going to be the guy. He’s got all the tools. Love him or hate him, they care about him. I have no problem with Roman Reigns being the next guy to take it to the next level because he’s a stud.”
On The Undertaker’s first appearances in the WWF:
“The crowd didn’t boo right away but they reacted. There was an air in the room that people were like ‘Oh my God, this is special. Look at that guy!’. He looked different. He walked different. How he worked his matches back then was different and that’s enough, especially in those days, that people took notice. He’s just a unique talent. He’s a unique man. He got it right from the beginning and he embraced that character and became the character.”
On when did ideas starting coming up about ending The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak:
“One day, Michael Hayes goes ‘Well, ‘Taker ain’t never lost at WrestleMania’ and I’m like, ‘Really? That’s interesting. Well, maybe somebody should talk about beating the streak?’ I think Randy Orton [at WrestleMania 21] was really the first time we started making a big deal out of it because we had never planned it prior to that. Now we have something, we have something for someone to break. It’s almost like a championship, so let’s start talking about it a little bit, but it was never done by design in the beginning.”