“Listen, I texted Tessa, she didn’t get back to me. Tessa and I — I went and spoke to her finally at the show [Hard to Kill]. And obviously she was not in a good place mentally. Because it becomes almost like gang warfare where everyone jumps on the hot topic. I would state that I have a great relationship with her. I also have a great relationship with a lot of the other women that were talking about her.”
“I was not there. I do know that there was a very physical confrontation between her and this other wrestler [Rosa] that led to a physical brawl. Sometimes, in the heat of battle, you say things that you will regret. Or, if you’re in a physical fight, you may not have a regret with that person. I know that Tessa used to date a famous wrestler who’s in WWE [Ricochet] that is African American. I know Tessa is currently engaged to Daga, who is Mexican. I do not feel that Tessa is racist.”
“Let me also explain to you that when I first met Tessa, a lot of people said, ‘Hey, watch this girl’ and told me some things about her. And I formulate my opinion for how somebody treats me. I also understand that people treat me differently because I’m Tommy Dreamer or I’m helping out behind the scenes. But I formulate my own opinion on how someone treats me and acts around me. And I remember one time she comes up and says, ‘I don’t think you like me.’ I said, ‘I don’t even know you. Let me get to know you.’ She said, ‘Fair enough.’ That was it.”
H/t to 411mania.com for the transcription.