In addition to wrestling, Laughlin works as a producer and part of the creative staff for Impact Wrestling. He joined ECW before the name change to “Extreme.” Tommy marketed WWE’s Raw and ECW franchises. His work with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in the 1990s and early 2000s, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) from 2001 to 2010 are equally well-known. Tommy debuted for TNA on the 29th July (2010-2011) edition of “Impact!” where he lost to Abyss in a No Disqualification match (WNC). Dreamer also wrestled in All Elite Wrestling’s Casino Battle Royale in their debut pay-per-view event Double or Nothing on May 25th.
- An American wrestler and promoter.
- Between 1990 to 2010, he worked for Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), then for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Tommy Dreamer’s Origins
Tommy Dreamer was born Thomas James Laughlin on February 13, 1971 in Yonkers, New York. He is of mixed race, being of Irish and Italian origin. His ethnicity is Caucasian and his religion is Christiana. Tommy turned 50 in 2021, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. He hasn’t revealed his parents’ names or educational background.
Tommy Dreamer’s Career
- Tommy Dreamer began his career in IWCCW as T.D. Madison, winning the IWCCW Tag Team Championship three times in 1991 with his narrative brother G.Q.
- In 1992, he won the inaugural Heavyweight Champion of the New England-based Century Wrestling Alliance (CWA) by beating “Mr. USA” Tony Atlas in a tournament final in Wallingford, Connecticut.
- On August 17, 1993, he performed a dark bout in White Plains, NY, losing to The Brooklyn Brawler.
- In October 1993, at NWA Bloodfest, he became the first wrestler ever to kick out of the pin that follows Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka’s Superfly “Splash” during The Night the Line Was Crossed.
- Though his years-long rivalry with Raven, which began in January 1995, was his first “big” feud in ECW, it is perhaps his most remembered.
- During his fight with Raven, he had a second feud with “Prime Time” Brian Lee. In a scaffold match at High Incident in October 1996, Dreamer threw Lee over multiple tables into the ring below.
- It was also symbolic, with Tommy representing ECW’s “new school” concept and Lawler representing the World Wrestling Federation and USWA’s more “old school” approach.
- In 1998, The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von) “broke” Beulah’s neck. They used this event to convince Dreamer to accept a challenge for the ECW Tag Team Championship they had won earlier in the night.
- In 2000, he defeated Tazz at CyberSlam, only to lose it 30 minutes later to Justin Credible.
- Then he teamed with Danny Doring to beat Julio Dinero and EZ Money in the last independent ECW event in 2001, beating C.W. Anderson in a “I Quit” match at Guilty as Charged.
- Then he wrestled in independent leagues like Jersey All Pro Wrestling and Combat Zone Wrestling before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
- After the Invasion angle finished in November, he was transferred to the WWF’s “farm territory” Heartland Wrestling Association.
- In 2003, he entered the Royal Rumble, carrying weapons and breaking Bill DeMott’s hand.
- In 2005, he appeared in the World Wrestling Entertainment-produced ECW One Night Stand pay-per-view. In the main event, he battled the Dudley Boyz with The Sandman, and he was put in an angle with Terry Funk for the 2006 event.
- In late 2007, he won the ECW Championship Elimination Match over Burke, only to be blindsided by ECW General Manager Armando Estrada, who forced him to face Big Daddy V, who easily defeated him for the number one contendership.
- As a type of mentor to ECW brand enhancement artist Colin Delaney in February 2008-2009, Dreamer beat Delaney on the weekly ECW television program. Following their non-title victory against The Miz and John Morrison, they contended for the WWE Tag Team Championship, which they lost in March. At WrestleMania XXIV, he qualified for the five-way Singapore cane battle at One Night Stand, which Big Show won.
- A challenger was chosen after Mark Henry won the ECW Championship at Night of Champions.
- He lost the belt to Henry when Colin Delaney betrayed him at The Great American Bash, then Dreamer beat Delaney again on August 12, 2008, in what would be Delaney’s last encounter in the WWE.
- Swagger had disparaged Dreamer and ECW before defeating Dreamer in an Extreme rules match, ending the rivalry.
- Tommy said on ECW’s January 13th program that if he didn’t win the ECW Championship by June 6th, he’d leave ECW. Dreamer began a losing skid that halted when he beat Paul Burchill on “ECW” on February 24th.
- He was granted a one-day contract extension, allowing him to challenge the champion Christian and Jack Swagger in a triple threat match at Extreme Rules, where Dreamer pinned Jack Swagger, capturing his second ECW Championship over a decade after claiming the title in the original ECW.
- After successfully defending the championship against Christian on June 15th’s “Raw”, he did it again at The Bash in a Championship Scramble match.
- Tommy fought Zack Ryder on December 29th and lost. If he loses, he must retire from ring competition (kayfabe).
- On January 4, 2010, WWE officially dismissed him, ending an eight-year association with the business.
- On June 13, 2010, at Slammiversary VIII, Dreamer made his debut for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, distracting Brother Ray and costing him his match against Jesse Neal.
- On the 29th July edition of “Impact!” he lost to Abyss in a No Disqualification match.
- After a hiatus from television, he reappeared on “Impact!” on February 24th, getting engaged in the conflict between former tag team colleagues Bully Ray and Brother Devon.
- “Impact!” (5 May) prompted him to assault A.J. Styles and join Immortal to keep his TNA career. In the next episode of “Impact Wrestling”, Dreamer competed as a villain for the first time since joining the Alliance in his WWF/E tenure.
- According to him, TNA’s home event in Memphis, Tennessee on June 11th will be his last for the organization.
- On January 23, 2010, he made his Dragon Gate USA debut, rescuing Jacobs and Lacey from a beating by Jon Moxley, and on March 27, 2010, he made his Dragon Gate USA pay-per-view debut, losing a hardcore match against Moxley at the Mercury Rising pay-per-view.
- On February 20th, he beat Shane Douglas to win the promotion’s Universal Heavyweight Champion.
- When Ares and Claudio Castagnoli of the Bruderschaft des Kreuzes (BDK) assaulted him on the 25th April, he challenged Eddie Kingston to a bout on the 23rd May Anniversary event, which Kingston won through disqualification.
- On July 28, 2012, he beat Brian Kendrick, Carlito, and champion Jay Lethal to become the new FWE Heavyweight Champion.
- On November 25, 2012, he debuted for Wrestling New Classic (WNC), beating Yusuke Kodama in the first round of the WNC Championship competition.
- In a TLC match against Carlito and Matt Hardy, he lost the FWE Heavyweight Championship on February 16, 2013.
- Tommy debuted in Lucha Underground on June 13th, 2018 in Aztec Warfare IV, Episode 1 of Season 4 and was pinned and eliminated by Pentagon Dark.
- In 2012, he launched his own wrestling organization and school, House of Hardcore, renaming the previous ECW wrestling school. The promotion premiered on October 6, 2012 at Poughkeepsie’s Mid-Hudson Civic Center.
- In the main event of the first show, he lost the FWE Heavyweight Championship to Carlito, while in the main event at House of Hardcore 3 on November 9th, he faced Mike Knox. Dreamer & Terry Funk vs. Sean Waltman & Lance
- On March 23, 2018, Tommy overcame Joey Mercury in a tough street fight battle; the day after, Dreamer competed for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Nick Aldis, but lost the championship.
- In late 2013, he returned to TNA and battled Ethan Carter III twice at home events, before losing to Ethan Carter III in a Tables match on December 29th at TNA Hardcore Justice 3.
- On August 27th’s Impact Wrestling, he lost to TNA World Heavyweight Champion Lashley in a non-title New York City street battle. Following canceling the India Tour, he was sacked after a disagreement with other producers.
- To protect Eddie Edwards and Moose from an assault by Ohio Versus Everything on the 12th April edition of Impact, he challenged them to a House of Hardcore Match at Redemption, which he lost.
At Bound for Glory, Dreamer protected Edwards from an onslaught by Killer Kross and Moose, leading to a tag team victory.
- On January 23, 2019, Dreamer was confirmed to be part of Impact Wrestling’s creative crew.
- He unsuccessfully challenged Moose for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Slammiversary and joined Major League Wrestling in 2018 as a wrestler and match agent. Seth Rollins will debut at MLW War Games in September 2018.
- It was then that he launched a rivalry with Brian Pillman Jr. over his disrespect for veterans like Kevin Sullivan and himself, and he defeated Pillman the first time, but three weeks later, on December 21st’s “MLW Fusion”, Pillman pinned Dreamer.
- On January 11th, 2019, Pillman beat Dreamer in a Singapore Cane bout.
- Jimmy Havoc defeated him in the Casino Battle Royale at All Elite Wrestling’s first pay-per-view event Double or Nothing on May 25th.
- He was a producer backstage at their PPV All Out event.
- A motorcyclist in the “Mel Schwartz, Bounty Hunter” episode of “Early Edition,” Tommy Dreamer debuted his own YouTube series, “The Tommy Dreamer TV,” in October 2011.
- “ECW Anarchy Rulz”, “ECW Hardcore Revolution”, “WWE Raw 2”, “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008”, “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009” and “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010”.
- In 2013, he played Officer Carpoza in the horror film “Army of the Damned” and acted as one of the main characters on the TruTV program “Impractical Jokers.”
- Tommy co-hosts the wrestling-themed Sirius XM radio show “Busted Open.”
RCW Border City
BCW Can-Am Heavyweight (1 time)
BCW Can-Am Tag Team Championship (1 time) – Nova Decade’s Most Shocking Moment (2010)
Wrestling Busted Knuckle
BKPW Tag Team Champion – Markus Ryan
CWA Heavyweight Title (1 time)
Heavyweight Championship (1992)
WWF – Clash
CLASH Champs (1 time)
North Atlantic CEW Champion (1 time)
Ironman Heavymetalweight (2 times)
ECW World Heavyweight Title (1 time)
Hardcore Hall of Fame (2010)
EPWA Heavyweight Title (1 time)
Wrestling Family Fun
FWE Heavyweight Title (1 time)
Rumble of the FWE (2013)
Brody Cup (2019)
Greektown Cup (1 time)
ICW Heavyweight Title (1 time)
IWCCW Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with G.Q.
Hardcore IWA (1 time)
The Wrestling Cartel
IWC Heavyweight Title (1 time)
KYDA Pro Heavyweight Title (1 time)
OVW Anarchy Cup (1 time)
PWF North-European Title (1 time)
Finished 28th among the top 500 singles wrestlers in 2000.
In 2003, he was ranked 184th among the top 500 wrestlers.
PWA – Pure Wrestling
Rhino Carrot Cup 2015
Wrestling in a Square
2CW Heavyweight Title (1 time)
UCW Heavyweight Title (2 times)
ECW Title (1 time)
WWF/E Hardcore (17 times)
Tommy Dreamer’s Relationship Status
Tommy Dreamer is a husband. He married his long-time lover Beulah McGillicutty in 2002. His wife Beulah McGillicutty is a well-known former professional wrestling valet with Extreme Championship Wrestling. The pair is currently living a happy life and their relationship is becoming stronger with time. Kimberly and Briana are their twin daughters. Tommy is a straight man.
Tommy Dreamer’s Net Worth
Tommy Dreamer is a multi-talented man with a net worth of $1.5 million and a salary of $80,000. His main source of income is from his wrestling career, thus he has made a lot of money. He hasn’t yet done any endorsements. In Tommy’s universe, he has access to all the world’s luxury and comfort
Tommy Dreamer’s Body Measurements
Tommy Dreamer stands at 1.88 m and weighs roughly 265 kg (120 kg). The wrestler’s biceps are toned and his body is constructed well. His physique measurements are 32-26-32 inches. Tommy has attractive dark brown hair and eyes.
Do you Know?
- Tommy joined ECW while it was still called Eastern Championship Wrestling.
- He marketed WWE’s Raw and ECW franchises.
- He married Beulah McGillicutty (Trisa Hayes) in 2002.
- He is well recognized for his tenure with ECW and WWE.
- He and Chris Jericho were ECW wrestlers.