Tommy Dreamer recently shared his excitement over Mercedes Mone’s impactful debut on AEW’s “Big Business” themed Dynamite episode during segment on the “Busted Open Radio” podcast.

Dreamer emphasized the significance of positioning Mercedes as a “special attraction” within AEW, drawing parallels to wrestling icons like Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin.

Dreamer highlighted the allure of sporadic appearances by legends like Hogan, as well as the constant presence of stars like Austin during the Attitude Era, underscoring the importance of cultivating a sense of exclusivity and anticipation. He underscored, “You don’t want to be the workhorse of that division, you want to be special.”

“How many times did you see Hulk Hogan on Superstars? He would come out and cut a promo. That’s it, and then he’d leave. Then came the Attitude Era, where you had someone like Steve Austin –- you will see Steve Austin six or seven times on a show and the fans couldn’t get enough of him… Everybody talks about Roman Reigns, the streak, the record. We’re all still going to a sold-out show to see what? Roman Reigns. It has made him special. You don’t want to be the workhorse of that division, you want to be special.”


Regarding Mercedes, Dreamer envisioned her potential to become a cornerstone of AEW’s women’s division, particularly in matchups against the likes of Toni Storm. However, he cautioned that achieving such status would necessitate careful development and patience.

“She’s upping to be the face of that women’s division. I feel the main money will be with her and Toni Storm, but you can’t get there right away.”

Dreamer’s insights shed light on the strategic importance of creating and nurturing “special attractions” in wrestling. As AEW continues to evolve, the promotion could benefit from capitalizing on talents like Mercedes to captivate audiences and elevate the overall product.

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