Tommy Dreamer welcomed CW Anderson to the “Home of Hardcore” podcast this week. Anderson and Dreamer shared tales from their days in ECW together with backstage pranks and among the loopy issues that happened in entrance of the cameras.
Listed below are some highlights:
CW Anderson talked about being on the Energy Plant: “We weren’t even allowed to go within the locker room after they have been filming for Thunder and Nitro. If the Energy Plant youngsters have been in there, Doug Dillinger kicked us out. He would say, ‘I don’t give a rattling who you guys are.’ They’d not allow us to within the again. The factor that broke the camel’s again is I used to be there for a couple of 12 months. Paul Orndorff and J.J. Dillon got here to the varsity to see what sort of expertise they’d as a result of they’d no thought. There have been like 30 of us there. They paired all people as much as wrestle a match to see what sort of expertise they’d. I obtained paired up with my buddy Toad. We had an excellent match to the place the boys have been popping. Brad Armstrong was there and after we completed, he stated that’s some ECW stuff proper there. Paul Orndorff and J.J. Dillon got here as much as me and stated I didn’t have a lot of a glance. My wrestling was okay however they didn’t assume I may provide them something in WCW as a result of I simply didn’t have what they have been on the lookout for which was very disheartening. It wasn’t lengthy after that, that Toad had his tryout in ECW.”
Tommy Dreamer stated he turned down working on the All Japan dojo early in his profession: “I couldn’t. I used to be younger and fortunately ECW took off. It hit me at a unique time. I couldn’t get into the entire ‘pay your dues course of’ and wipe one other dude’s ass or clear the dude. I couldn’t do this. For me, I bear in mind there can be veterans and the younger boys would have their head down and veteran’s would stroll up and smack them of their ears for no motive. I might be like, dude, I’m sorry. You smacked me in my ears and I’m combating you. It’s not a disrespect factor. It’s simply, I can’t cope with that.”
Anderson talked concerning the night time New Jack stapled the pinnacle of his d**okay with a staple: “Me and Jack have been actually shut. He was wrestling me. All people in ECW knew how a lot he hated Vic Grimes. The night time earlier than, he wrestled Vic Grimes and he would all the time ‘shoot’ put actual staples in there for Vic. Nicely, he tells me we’re going to do this spot with the staple gun and I watched him open it up and get the staples out. He places it again in. I’m going out and wrestle Raven. He comes out. When he lays me down for the spot, as an alternative of stapling my head, he will get humorous and places it on the pinnacle of my d**okay. Nicely, there was a staple that obtained jammed within the again the place it comes out. When he hits that plunger and that factor comes out, my life flashed earlier than my eyes. It was this ache and it was a type of inch and a half ones and it was protruding of my d**okay and I used to be screaming. I used to be in a lot ache. Jack was nonetheless dancing round and I heard him say, “Rise up CW”. I search for at him and say, ‘Jack, you’ve gotten stapled my d**okay.’ He appears to be like down and begins laughing below his breath. After I stated I used to be a paralyzed crab, he laid down beside me and was laughing his ass off.”
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