In a semi-shocking turn of events, Tommy Dreamer appeared in the audience at TNA’s Slammiversary VIII. This was the surprise that Dixie Carter claimed would change everything. Yet, seeing as how Tommy Dreamer did nothing at Slammiversary nor at the following Impact! it can hardly be seen as changing the face of TNA. But… why interrupt Team 3-D’s match?
Then, Abyss happened…
Finally, after months of Abyss acting like a coward, and then turning babyface under Hulkamania, “The Monster” Abyss has unearthed his heel side again. Whoever in creative thought that Abyss could pull off a babyface turn was sadly mistaken. But it did provide for an unexpected turn during a Triple-threat match to determine the No. 1 contender for RVD’s TNA World Title. Abyss turned dark when he black hole slammed Mr. Anderson into a pile of glass shards, and then proceeded to chokeslam Jeff Hardy off the entrance ramp. The next day, he confronted Hulk Hogan and revealed that “They” told him to do it, that “They” told him that he doesn’t need Hulk Hogan, Hulkamania, or Hogan’s Hall of Fame ring.
But… who’s “They?”
Last week, Tommy Dreamer appeared with Stevie Richards and Raven in the audience. It seems obvious who they are. Tommy Dreamer has left “ECW,” now owned and buried under McMahon, to regroup and reform the original members of ECW. Known as the “Heart and Soul of ECW,” Tommy Dreamer looks to be recruiting and collecting members from Philadelphia’s Land of Extreme. Stevie Richards and Raven seem to be on board, and showing up during Team 3D’s match, or should it be “The Dudley Boys” match, was no coincidence.
Who’s left to recruit?
Taz has mentioned several times during commentary that he has failed to get in contact with Tommy Dreamer to find out why he’s in the Impact! Zone. In perspective, Taz is part of corporate now, hanging up his tights to wear a monkey-suit behind the counter with Mike Tenay. With that in mind, Tommy Dreamer may not want Taz on board to ruin their plans.
Rob Van Dam is the only man to hold the ECW, WWE, and TNA World Championship belts. He is “The Whole F’n Show” of TNA. If anyone should be recruited to join Tommy Dreamer’s Extreme Alliance, it would be Rob Van Dam. But then again, Hogan and Dixie entrusted RVD to carry the company. Is RVD’s allegiance to them, or to ECW?
Sabu had a stint in TNA between 2002-2006 before signing with WWE. Sabu can be a possible recruit for Dreamer’s Team Extreme.
As for the father of Extreme, Paul Heyman is said to be given many offers from Dixie Carter to come on board with TNA, even offering the position of Head of Creative. But Heyman wants to run TNA, which, if Dixie is smart, she will not let that happen. While Paul Heyman may possibly have great ideas for TNA, he’s not the best businessman to invest your money in.