Tommy Dreamer is a bona fide legend, and he has traveled the world for pro wrestling. Now, it seems that he is going to take a pretty long hiatus.
At IMPACT Rebellion, Tommy Dreamer led his team to victory in a Hardcore War match against Team Bully. Afterward, Dreamer admitted that this was the most challenging week of his life, and he had a very important announcement for fans.
Tommy Dreamer logged into Twitter and he dropped an emotional post. In a video message, the Innovator of Violence made it clear that he is going to take some time off for a while.
“I’ve known Frankie Kazarian since the original ECW, he was just starting training. He came up with Killer Kowalski, and he got in the ring, and years later we joke about it, where he was like, ‘This was the greatest experience and the scariest experience in my life.’ Tonight was a pure example of what I love about professional wrestling. It’s an escape. It’s an escape for me.
There’s no other place I wanted to be than the middle of that ring tonight. I have received so much love from the professional wrestling community. I just gotta say thank you. I’m gonna go away for a while. Mentally, I’m not here, and I gotta get better. Somebody else needs my love. Yuya, Bhupinder, Killer Kelly, Frankie, I wish the world always sees through my eyes.
When I walk out there, I see a whole mass of people from different countries, races, creeds, all showing their love for one thing, and that’s professional wrestling. It’s a beautiful world that I’ve lived in, and it’s gonna be the hardest one that I have to leave. But again, for tonight, I just want to say thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me. I have literally wrestled in front of billions of people. Thank you for today, thank you for everything. I love you guys.”
We will have to see how long it takes for Tommy Dreamer to make his way back to the pro wrestling word. It seems that he needs a little hiatus at this point, because he’s been through enough right now.
It’s always good to be able to take a breather sometimes, because anyone can get burned out. Hopefully, Tommy Dreamer is able to surround himself with support during this time, as he could be turning the page into a new chapter for his life.
What’s your take on Tommy Dreamer’s big announcement? Do you think he belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame? Sound off in the comments!