Tommy Dreamer is a true veteran in the world of professional wrestling, who made a name for himself in ECW. Hailed as the Innovator Of Violence, Dreamer still continues to wrestle even now. It appears that Dreamer vowed that he would commit to retirement should he lose at Impact Wrestling Road.

Being a professional wrestler is a very time-consuming and tasking job which can also keep one away from their loved ones. That said, Tommy Dreamer is aware of all the risks involved with such a career.

He is set for a major match at Impact Victory Road, where he will challenge Kenny King for the Digital Media Championship. Should Dreamer lose, then he will retire from pro wrestling.

While speaking with Under the Ring, Tommy Dreamer talked about his upcoming match at Impact Victory Road. Dreamer made it clear that he would commit to retirement should he lose at Impact Wrestling Road.


“When I announced it, people were like, ‘hasn’t Tommy Dreamer put his career’ on the line before? Hasn’t Tommy Dreamer retired before?’ I never retired. I left WWE’s ECW, and I have put my career on the line before, but I haven’t lost. When I say I’ll retire, I will never come back to wrestling. I will never wrestle. I don’t wrestle because I need the money, I wrestle because I love it. I’ve always been a man of my word. When I did Hardcore Justice, I booked it, and I said I would never wrestle Raven again, and I never have. I said I would never go back to the ECW Arena unless it was on my terms, it was. In a world where stipulations aren’t real, from Paul Heyman’s brain, they’re real if I’m in charge. If I say something — trust me, the last time you ever saw Tommy Dreamer and Terry Funk together, I did that in my own company. Same thing, last time I walked the aisle with Beulah McGillicutty, I did that. As much as I would love to be there with those people, you have to be a man of your word. If I lose, I lose. That’s it, no more matches. I haven’t taken any bookings for 2024. I told promoters to hang on until Friday. We shall see.“

Dreamer previously took hiatus from pro wrestling and even left Impact Wrestling to be with his mother who passed away back in April and this broke his heart. We’ll have to wait and see if he will end up retiring after Victory Road.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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