Tommy Dreamer explains how common concussions were in wrestling



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Tommy Dreamer explains how common concussions were in wrestling

Tommy Dreamer is primarily known for his career in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). In WWE he held once the ECW Championship and fourteen times the Hardcore Championship. In 2012 he founded his own federation, the House of Hardcore, where he fought sporadically.

Dreamer started his own wrestling promotion called House of Hardcore, named in honor of ECW's former wrestling school of the same name. Since then, Dreamer has made sporadic appearances with WWE in 2012, 2015 and 2016 as well as wrestling on the independent circuit.

On the latest edition of Dark Side of the Ring: After Dark, he explained how common concussions were in wrestling: “It’s so hard to tell. Rob Van Dam has a hell of a documentary called Head Strong and he says he thinks he’s had over 100.

What would be determined a concussion? For me, yeah I know I used to kind of fight through concussions. Van Dam would put me on the guardrail and he would kick a chair as hard as he could into my head. And I remember I would be able to fight it.

It would be like everything was going black and I’d be like, no, no, no, and I’d feel like I was on a train and then there would be a light and I would fight it and pop out of the concussion, everything was moving fast and it was almost a weird audio of people, like slow motion, and then I’d pop right out of it, like woah, I’m back. And that was all the time”.