Tommy Dreamer has been powering through.
"The Innovator Of Violence" Tommy Dreamer has become a fixture in IMPACT Wrestling and has worked the company's last several sets of television tapings. At the television tapings in Philadelphia in early May, Dreamer went one-on-one with former ECW World Heavyweight Champion Rob Van Dam and Dreamer was injured during the match. On Tommy Dreamer's personal Facebook page, he shared that he has been working hurt since the aforementioned match with multiple stingers that have tagged along with those injuries:
Some things you dont know after a move or match
Rob Van Dam hit me so hard w/his splash his jaw went into my bicep/pec/shoulder
He hurt his jaw & probably suffered another slight concussion
My ribs hurt every time I took a breath for 1 week
My bicep STILL has a lump in it
My arm/shoulder still has little too no mobility
I started physical therapy due to the pain, this week they say I probably tore my labrum or rotator cuff
We both wrestled the next night in the Main Event
This occurred on May 3
I have wrestled 17 times since
13 Main Events
It hurts every time I get in & out of a car
Every time I'm on a plane someone bumps into me, carrying a suitcase,putting my shirt on and simple tasks
My only regret is I havent worked out since because I can't and my weight is getting up there which bothers me personally.
This is just my story, every wrestler has one of their own.
Just educating everyone the life of a wrestler
While mentioning Rob Van Dam, he'll be in action at IMPACT's Slammiversary XVII pay-per-view against Moose in singles competition.