10 Quick facts about: Tommy Dreamer

1.Dreamer is known for the time he spent in the Philadelphia-based Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion, of which he has been called the “heart and soul”.

2.He is known as the “Innovator of Violence.”

3.He was regularly embroiled in the company’s most visible angles on-screen and involved in the booking, some of the business decisions, and, like a number of other ECW wrestlers, was part of the day-to-day operations of the company off-screen.he was in charge of selling merchandise during ECW events

4.Dreamer married Trisa Hayes, better known by her ring name Beulah McGillicutty, on October 12, 2002, with whom he has twin daughters — Kimberly and Briana.

5.His twin daughters appeared in a sixth season episode, “The Ride”, of the HBO drama The Sopranos playing Domenica Baccalieri, Tony Soprano’s baby niece.

6.In 2012, Dreamer opened his own wrestling promotion, House of Hardcore, which is the name of the former ECW wrestling school.

7.After Michael Fay was arrested in Singapore and sentenced to a caning, ECW head booker Paul Heyman decided to capitalize on the publicity by holding a Singapore Cane match between Dreamer and The Sandman — with the loser having to take 10 lashes. After losing the match Dreamer took his lashes, then asked The Sandman for another, causing the crowd to feel sympathy for him as he took the extra, and another. This was a launching point to an angle that ended up blurring the divide between faces and heels in wrestling

8. Among other accolades, he is a fourteen-time WWE Hardcore Champion and a two-time world champion, having won the ECW World Championship twice, and is the only man to have won this title in both the original company and in the WWE relaunch.

9.Dreamer is quoted as saying “ I was actually pissed off. I wanted to go my entire ECW career without winning titles. The only reason I won titles is because guys left”

10.he was quoted as saying,he would regularly have 30 grand in his pockets after selling ECW merchandise during events.