|How many ECW fans am I going to tick off with this I wonder?|
The promotion known as Extreme Championship Wrestling was at one point in the time the most talked about wrestling organization in North America... and this this week's subject... is considering to the Heart and Soul of that promotion during it's original run, I am of course talking about The Innovator of Violence Tommy Dreamer...
Debuting in 1989, and working primarily in the North East region of the United State until catching on with ECW in 1993. Until 2001, he was the mainstay of the company, being one of the few who never left the promotion until the doors closed, he would later join the WWE where in addition to performing in the ring he would have a number of behind the scenes roles. Currently he is the owner and promoter of House of Hardcore, which has been in operation sine 2012.
The Case against Tommy Dreamer: Because of his heavy connection with ECW, it labeled him as being little more than a garbage wrestler in some circles, while no means a technical master, Dreamer's career post-ECW career can often be considered to be little more than a 'nostalgia trip', and the fact that he has been apart of ECW reunion based shows and story-lines, doesn't really help, in fact it furthers the case of 'not being able to get beyond' one point in his career, giving the 'always looking back vibe' that to various degrees have hampered the careers of other wrestlers.
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Next week on WWE Hall of Fame Yay Or Nay... I'll be going over the case of the The Rebel Dick Slater. Till next time everyone!