Tommy Dreamer Talks House Of Hardcore

Former ECW and WWE wrestler Tommy Dreamer took a plunge into the promoting game.

Dreamer joined Jim Ross on The Ross Report for this week’s episode. He talked about his new growing wrestling promotion House of Hardcore. Dreamer started the new promotion after being fed up with promoters screwing guys over.

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“It was one of those weekends, a rarity that I was wrestling for an independent promoter, and he kind of screwed over a lot of the guys, and you know, I hate when that happens. I always wanted to do it just once, and I kind of fell into it with a building I was working with, at the old Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Their management was a friend of mine, was looking to start a school, and it kind of rolled from there.”

Dreamer’s 25 plus years in the pro wrestling industry have prepared him for the undertaking that is running his own promotion.

“Doing everything behind the scenes of ECW and then wrestling and then doing behind the scenes for WWE, so I did the first one, and then had a hell of a house and was blown away, you know, maybe we are onto something, and then the next year I did another one, actually another two, and kept growing and kept getting positive feedback, and it just, I guess the mantra of my company is no politics, no BS, just wrestling.”

The 45 year old, Yonkers, New York native wants to continue to grow his brand and promotion. Dreamer said his goal is monthly events with House of Hardcore and get his promotion on TV. But if the right television deal came alone, he wouldn’t want to step on any other promotions toes.

“If I have national television tomorrow I would not want to compete with WWE, TNA or Lucha Underground. I want everyone to get along together and a lot of my shows. This recent show alone I had a contracted WWE employee, contracted TNA employee, contracted ROH, contracted New Japan and had them all on my show. That is my whole no politics. It doesn’t have to be your guy, just go out there and entertain for the fans and that’s how I do these shows. It’s rewarding to me. “

The next House of Hardcore shows are next weekend. Sept 16 and Sept. 17.

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