Let’s get extreme! In honor of Tommy Dreamer receiving a shot at the Impact World Championship for his 50th birthday against Rich Swann at No Surrender on February 13, Impact decided to look back at Dreamer’s most hardcore matches with the company. And of course, bitter rival Raven would take the #1 spot.
5. Dreamer vs RVD - Impact Wrestling (May 24, 2019)
4. Dreamer vs Bully Ray - TNA Victory Road (Mar. 13, 2011)
3. Dreamer vs Eddie Edwards - Slammiversary (July 22, 2018)
2. Dreamer vs AJ Styles - TNA Sacrifice (May 15, 2011)
1. Dreamer vs Raven - TNA Hardcore Justice (Aug. 8, 2010)
That was a fun countdown list. Dreamer doled out pain with a DVD onto chairs and a piledriver through a table, but he also took plenty of hard hits. There were plenty of neat hardcore objects as Dreamer used a replica ECW title belt and a fan’s crutch, but the oddest one has to be a blowup doll.
Surprisingly, there was no blood until the top spot, and it was fitting that the match was against Raven. There’s nothing like barbed wire pulled back across the mouth as a hello between old friends. The funniest moment of the countdown came when Dreamer’s wife pleaded with Raven not to hit Tommy in the head with a chair. Raven had the audacity to hug her then clobber Dreamer anyway. The moment got even better when she low-blowed Raven leading to Dreamer hitting a DDT while in handcuffs. Good times.
Do you agree with Impact’s list for Dreamer’s most hardcore matches? What’s your favorite hardcore moment in Dreamer’s full career across all promotions? Would you like to see Dreamer shock the world and become Impact champ at No Surrender on February 13?