Tommy DreamerThomas James Laughlin
- Birthdate: 02/13/1971 (age 45)
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 255 Ib
He is best known by his ring name Tommy Dreamer...
Were you a fan of any of the Divas before you got into wrestling yourself? "Yeah I was always a big fan of Trish Stratus’ stuff, Lita was an awesome performer and a great person, I always liked their work together and I really admired the pair of them."
What was it like when you made your professional debut for WWE? "It was very nerve wracking, I had only been signed for about a month and I was very new and I didn’t know anything. My first day on television I was so nervous and I was doing the expose thing on ECW, it was just very nerve wracking, the only thing I remember is thinking thank god it’s over after I was done."
What was Vince McMahon like as a boss? "He is great, he was very hands on and just helped out with everything. Every week on television he was there during rehearsals, he would help us, telling us exactly what he wanted from the matches. He wanted to be personable to everyone, he is a little intimidating at times as your boss but he was great!"
During that spell in ECW you got to work with the likes of; Mike Knox, The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer and CM Punk, what was it like working with those guys? "I was very lucky to start out in ECW, they all kind of took me under their wing and just taught me the ropes. It was good that I wasn’t just shoved onto Raw right away or SmackDown because I feel like I needed some place to start, learn and grow and ECW definitely did that for me.
Tommy Dreamer was definitely one who kind of took me under his wing, him and Test really helped me out when I first came in, thank god for them."
What was the reason for you leaving WWE? "I just felt that it was my time, I had been there for seven years and I knew I only wanted to do it for so many years. I just wanted to pursue other things, I didn’t leave on a bad note, everything was fine, they knew I was ready to do other things and I wanted to spend more time at home with my boyfriend as well."
"He was on the road a lot as well as myself, so it was nice to settle down, I had grown up in front of everyone for seven years, I was a baby to 25-years-old."