Thomas Laughlin, better known as Tommy Dreamer, the owner of House of Hardcore and legendary wrestler did an interview with Wrestledelphia recently to talk about various topics.
Dreamer opened up about the Hardy Boyz who have wrestled several times for House of Hardcore, the most recent being this past Saturday for House of Hardcore 25. Dreamer is not surprised to see the Hardy's in the WWE.
"Not really. I’m happy for them. It’s the nature of the beast. I hope they’re able to be their reinvented characters as opposed to a retro act of the Hardy Boyz. But Matt and Jeff are super-duper talented and they’ve gotten even more popular with their whole deletion character than they were in WWE."
Dreamer also gives his thoughts on The Undertaker's possible retirement after his match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33.
'I was shocked. I love the Undertaker both professionally and personally. When I left WWE’s ECW, I took off my shirt and laid it in the ring. I knew that ECW wasn’t coming back. People still ask when did I retire from WWE. Well, I didn’t retire, I just retired from that chapter in my life. From a business standpoint, if I was Vince McMahon, I would build the next WrestleMania as Undertaker’s last match and then have him retire"
Dreamer then spoke about how he was dealing with learning the news of Matt 'Rosey' Anoa'i passing and how he was grieving for his friend.
“I have a million memories of him. I’ve known him since the original ECW. I knew him as 3 Minute Warning and all these different incarnations of Matt. It sucks because he’s a father and he loves his kids so much. He’s a great, great human being. I don’t mourn death – I celebrate life. I got real sad when I read about it because he’s my friend. I had so many matches with him and now I look at it as him and Umaga reunited again. It’s just sad when you lose someone that young as well. He’s a year older than me so I was just like, whoa. We’re never guaranteed tomorrow. You go to bed and you don’t wake up sometimes. It’s horrible.”
Dreamer is going strong with his promotion House of Hardcore which he founded in 2012. House of Hardcore 26 is set for May 19th, 2017, followed by an Australian tour this summer.