Despite running his own pro wrestling company and appearing for several others, Tommy Dreamer maintains a healthy relationship with WWE.
When speaking to The Whig this week, Dreamer revealed that Triple H really helped Dreamer's House of Hardcore promotion this year by allowing The Hardy Boyz to keep their bookings. By that point the Hardys had debuted with WWE and captured the Raw Tag Team Championships.
"WWE allowed Matt and Jeff to fulfill their obligations to me, while they were the tag team champions. Yes, there were some hiccups along the way, but I understand WWE's way. Triple H made that happen. I cannot thank Triple H enough for letting that happen. They could have been jerks and said no, they're under contract," said Dreamer.
Since launching the promotion five years ago, dozens of wrestlers went on to be contracted by WWE. This isn't lost on Dreamer, who realizes it's a logical conclusions.
"I forgot who brought it up, but 39 people so far -- and we're only at 34 shows -- have worked for House of Hardcore and then went to WWE. It's a situation Dreamer said that he is familiar with from his old days in ECW. I'm used to it from the original ECW. Men and women would jump from ECW to WWE and come back. Until I'm able to afford giving someone a weekly pay check, I'm okay with it," he said.
You can see Dreamer's full interview with The Whig at this link.