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Tommy Dreamer says he was lucky to be one of the few people that Dusty Rhodes considered a friend.
Speaking with Taylor Wilde on Wilde On, Tommy Dreamer was asked about being a “wrestling dad” to today’s talent and who his wrestling dads were. Dreamer said he had a few people that helped him along the way but the one that meant the most was the late Dusty Rhodes.
“Johnny Rodz was my teacher. Second one, Paul Heyman. Terry Funk, Tony Atlas. Kevin Sullivan was another guy who always helped me. Mick Foley was another guy who always helped me. Paul, Terry, and Mick Foley are the three people I credit the most with, to helping believe-slash-mold crazy Tommy Dreamer. But my hero, my idol, the man, the reason why I started being a wrestler was Dusty Rhodes.
“Fortunate to be his friend and then after ECW, I got to hang out with him all the time. When we worked in the office together, those were some great times. You grow up idolizing this person, and then you also realize this person’s really, really cool and this person then became your friend. Cody had told me at his father’s funeral that his dad had said to him — again, Dream did a lot for a lot of people — but there’s only five people, the ‘glove five’, that he considered his friends in the industry, and I was one of them. When he told me that, I was lost. I lost it because here’s his son telling me that.”
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