Tommy Dreamer Reflects On Rich Swann Match, Says He's Stepping Away From On-Camera Role

Tommy Dreamer celebrated his 50th birthday like any pro wrestler would want to celebrate his or her 50th birthday; by competing for a world title.

Dreamer headlined IMPACT No Surrender on Saturday, February 13, challenging Rich Swann for the IMPACT World World Title. Though Dreamer wasn't successful, it was a memorable match for the ECW Icon.

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Appearing on Busted Open Radio, Dreamer reflected on his birthday bout.

"Yes and no," Dreamer said when asked if he was happy with his performance. "I wish I had a little more gas in the tank. The match went 17-18 minutes. I'm most proud of...neither of us threw a punch. The fact that we could keep people's interest for the longest time and neither of us threw a punch, kudos to Rich and the match. There was glimmers that I loved. I was sucking wind. I haven't blown up since the early 90s. Without fans, you have no clue. Adrenaline is nothing. When the thing happened with my finger, if there were fans there, I probably would've kept going. It was a combination of a kick to the head, finger killing me, I just needed a break and needed water. I've been put through tables and fallen off buildings, but the crowd rush with that, the performance gets brought out. Without fans there, I'm like, 'what the hell is going on with my body.' I don't want to say this is goodbye, but I'll be stepping away from on-camera stuff for a bit. There's so much more stories to be told. I had my great moment and unless WWE and Drew McIntyre, on my 51st birthday, I'll face him."

Dreamer suffered a dislocated finger, which he was said was the 18th broken finger in his career, in the bout, which happened due to "his own fat."

Dreamer also commented that Swann was injured during the bout, though he didn't provide further details.

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