Thomas James Laughlin is an American professional wrestler and promoter better known by the ring name Tommy Dreamer. He is the owner and promoter of the House of Hardcore promotion.
Quick Facts About Tommy Dreamer
|53 Years of 2024
|Thomas James Laughlin
|Place Of Birth
|Yonkers, New York, U.S
|Source of Wealth
|265 lb (120 kg)
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- Being an American professional wrestler and promoter.
- For his tenures with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in the 1990s and early 2000s and with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), primarily from 2001 to 2010.
What is Tommy Dreamer Nationality?
Tommy Dreamer took birth on 13th February 1971 with the real name of Thomas James Laughlin in Yonkers, New York, U.S. He holds American nationality and he belongs to mixed ethnicity as he is of Irish and Italian descent. Similarly, his religion is Christiana and his race is white. Tommy has celebrated his 50th birthday as of 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Aquarius. He has not shared any details about his parents and education qualification.
What does Tommy Dreamer do for a living?
- Tommy Dreamer kicks off his wrestling career working in International World Class Championship Wrestling (IWCCW) under the name T.D. Madison where he held the IWCCW Tag Team Championship three times in 1991 with his storyline brother, G.Q.
- He changed his name to Tommy Dreamer while working in the New England-based Century Wrestling Alliance (CWA) in 1992 and became its first Heavyweight Champion by defeating “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas in a tournament final held in Wallingford, Connecticut, on 5th November 1992.
- He also wrestled a dark match at a WWF Superstars taping in White Plains, NY, losing to The Brooklyn Brawler on 17th August 1993.
- In October 1993, he joined Eastern Championship Wrestling (ECW) at NWA Bloodfest and he became the first person in wrestling history to kick out of the pin that follows the Superfly “Splash” of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka at The Night the Line Was Crossed.
- Though the blind Sandman angle was his first “major” feud in ECW, his later, years-long feud against Raven that started in January 1995 is arguably his most memorable.
- He was also involved in an additional feud with “Prime Time” Brian Lee throughout 1996, during the feud with Raven. The feud culminated in a scaffold match at High Incident in October 1996, where Dreamer sent Lee off the scaffolding through several tables in the ring below.
- Also, he started a feud with the World Wrestling Federation’s Jerry “The King” Lawler after Raven went to World Championship Wrestling and the feud was largely symbolic, with Tommy representing Extreme Championship Wrestling’s “new school” style of wrestling as a concept and Lawler representing the World Wrestling Federation and United States Wrestling Association’s more “old school” way of doing things.
- Tommy had a short feud with The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von) in 1998, during which they “broke” Beulah’s neck. On their last night in the company in August 1999 at the Last Show at the Madhouse, they cited this incident to get Dreamer to accept a challenge for the ECW Tag Team Championship they had won earlier in the night.
- As well, he became World Heavyweight Champion in 2000 by beating Tazz at CyberSlam, only to lose it to Justin Credible just 30 minutes later.
- Tommy stayed with ECW until it folded in 2001, defeating C.W. Anderson in an “I Quit” match at Guilty as Charged the final pay-per-view and teaming with Danny Doring in a win over Julio Dinero and EZ Money in the final independent ECW show.
- Then he spent time in various independent leagues throughout the country, such as Jersey All Pro Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling before he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
- Later on 9th July 2001, he was introduced to WWF audiences episode of “Raw” as a member of the WCW/ECW Alliance during the Invasion angle and when the angle ended in November, he was sent to the WWF’s “farm territory” Heartland Wrestling Association.
- He would make his Royal Rumble debut in 2003, bringing weapons with him and breaking Bill DeMott’s hand during the match.
- He was a major part of the ECW One Night Stand “reunion show” pay-per-view held under the World Wrestling Entertainment banner in 2005. He, along with a number of former ECW stars, took part in promotional hype for the event on episodes of “Raw” and, with The Sandman, he wrestled the Dudley Boyz in the main event and he was placed into an angle that had him and Terry Funk for the 2006 event.
- He took part in the ECW brand’s elimination chase to name a number one contender to the ECW Championship in late 2007 and emerged victorious in the final match against Burke, only to be surprised by ECW’s general manager Armando Estrada forcing him to face Big Daddy V, who promptly beat him for the number one contendership.
- Dreamer was paired with ECW brand enhancement talent Colin Delaney in February (2008-2009) as a sort of mentor after Delaney was consistently and easily defeated on the weekly ECW television show. They challenged The Miz and John Morrison for the WWE Tag Team Championship after they defeated them in a non-title match, but they lost the title match in the Extreme rules match in March. At WrestleMania XXIV
- He qualified for the five-way Singapore cane match at One Night Stand to determine a number one contender for the championship; Big Show would win the match.
- Also, he was named his first challenger following Mark Henry’s ECW Championship win at Night of Champions.
- He was defeated by Henry for the championship after Colin Delaney turned on him and cost him the match at The Great American Bash whereas Dreamer defeated Delaney and again on 12th August 2008 in an Extreme Rules Grudge Match which would be Delaney’s final match in the WWE.
- He then turned his attention to Jack Swagger, who made disparaging remarks about Dreamer and ECW however Swagger defeated Dreamer in an Extreme rules match, ending the feud.
- Tommy announced on the 13th January 2009 episode of ECW, that if he failed to win the ECW Championship by 6th June when his WWE contract was to expire, he would no longer wrestle for ECW. The storyline saw Dreamer start a losing streak that ended when he defeated Paul Burchill on the 24th February episode of “ECW”.
- He was granted a one-day extension on his contract, allowing him one last chance at the ECW Championship, challenging the champion Christian and Jack Swagger in a triple threat match at Extreme Rules, where Dreamer pinned Jack Swagger in a hardcore triple threat match, capturing his second ECW Championship almost a decade after he claimed the title in the original ECW, being the only man to hold the belt in the original ECW and in the ECW brand of WWE.
- Later after successfully defending the title against Christian on the 15th June episode of “Raw”, he successfully defended the title in a Championship Scramble match at The Bash.
- On the 29th December episode of ECW, Tommy wrestled Zack Ryder and lost. If he was to lose the match then he would be (kayfabe) forced to retire from in-ring competition.
- A few days later on 4th January 2010, he was officially released by WWE, ending an eight-year tenure with the company.
- Dreamer made his debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, appearing in the crowd and thus distracting Brother Ray and costing him his match against Jesse Neal on 13th June 2010, at Slammiversary VIII.
- He made his TNA in-ring debut on the 29th July episode of “Impact!”, losing to Abyss in a No Disqualification match.
- He then returned on the 24th February episode of “Impact!” after spending some time off the television, becoming entangled in the feud between former tag team partners Bully Ray and Brother Devon.
- He was forced to attack A.J. Styles and to join Immortal in order to save his job in TNA on the 5th May episode of “Impact!”. In the following episode of “Impact Wrestling”, he officially turned heel which is also the first time that Dreamer has wrestled as a heel since being a member of the Alliance during his WWF/E career.
- He confirmed on 6th June that TNA’s house show in Memphis, Tennessee on 11th June would be his final appearance for the promotion.
- On 23rd January 2010, he debuted for Dragon Gate USA, saving Jacobs and Lacey from a beating at the hands of Jon Moxley as well as he made his pay-per-view debut for Dragon Gate USA in Phoenix, Arizona on 27th March, where he lost a hardcore match to Moxley, which was taped for the Mercury Rising pay-per-view.
- He defeated fellow former ECW Champion Shane Douglas to become the promotion’s Universal Heavyweight Champion on 20th February.
- He made his debut for Philadelphia-based Chikara on 25th April, challenging Eddie Kingston to a match at the Anniversary show on 23rd May whereas Kingston won the match via disqualification when Ares and Claudio Castagnoli of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK) attacked him.
- He wrestled for Family Wrestling Entertainment on 28th July 2012 in which he defeated Brian Kendrick, Carlito, and champion Jay Lethal in a four-way elimination match to become the new FWE Heavyweight Champion.
- He made his debut for Wrestling New Classic (WNC) on 25th November 2012, the follow-up promotion to Smash, entering the WNC Championship tournament and defeating Yusuke Kodama in his first-round match.
- He tried to capture the FWE Heavyweight Championship in a TLC match against Carlito and Matt Hardy, but he was defeated on 16th February 2013.