Tommy Dreamer Comments On The 33rd Anniversary Of His Debut, Still Loves Being Part Of Wrestling

Tommy Dreamer still loves being a part of the wrestling business, 33 years after his first match.

Dreamer debuted in 1989 and eventually signed with NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling, the company that became ECW. He eventually turned into one of ECW's top stars; he was a three-time ECW Tag Team Champion, and he also won the ECW World Heavyweight Champion. Dreamer subsequently signed with WWE following the downfall of ECW, and he won the Hardcore Championship 14 times. Dreamer then joined TNA in 2010 and later returned to the company in 2013. The veteran briefly returned to WWE a few times before he came back to IMPACT Wrestling in 2018, and he has been there ever since, aside from a briedf suspension in November 2021. Dreamer has been working both on-screen and behind the scenes for the promotion.

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Speaking with Lucha Libre Online, Dreamer noted that the day of the interview marked his 33rd anniversary as a wrestler. He made it clear that he's grateful for the career that he has had, and he hoped it could serve as an inspiration to others.

“My life is blessed. Actually today, when we’re filming this interview, October 28, is my thirty-third year of my first-ever match. If anybody could give words of inspiration, you’re looking at somebody, I just wanted to have one match. Then one match turned to two, and [I’ve] had a 33-year career. I’m very, very blessed to still be wrestling," Dreamer said.

When asked about his work with IMPACT Wrestling, Dreamer noted that he has been with the company for a long time, and he's still living the dream. He also joked that he's trying to have the kind of career Carlos Colon had.

"For me, very, very blessed. I’ve been with IMPACT for a long time now, working behind the scenes, on-camera, off-camera, just still living my dream, and I’m very, very blessed to keep doing it. I’m trying to have the career that Carlos Colon had, where [I’m] constantly wrestling and still keep on doing it," Dreamer said.

The veteran again stated that wrestling is all he ever wanted to do, and by working hard, he has been able to live his dream. He told everyone that the loves them, and he still loves being a part of the wrestling business.

“Like I keep saying, man, this is all I’ve ever wanted to do. Life is hard, as well as if you work hard, you can succeed and follow your dreams, no matter what they are gonna be. Hopefully somebody out there listening has their dream and they’re looking at this heavyset individual and saying wow, if that guy can make it, I can make it too. But I worked my ass off to get here, and I hope you all realize how much I love you. I really do. This has been my dream, and I freaking love the wrestling business, and I love being a part of it still," he said.

Dreamer recently looked back on how former WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations Mark Carrano called him because he didn't know who Bobby Fish was. Check out his comments here.

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