Turning over a new leaf wrestling legend Tommy Dreamer still shines up his hardcore wrestling past, but doesn't go hardcore very often anymore. Dreamer at age forty nine years old at this point is still giving to the world of wrestling and a credible member of the Impact roster. For years I've wondered why WWE pretends that after a certain age some wrestlers loose all credibility or importance. Dreamer in Impact and Dustin in All elite prove that completely wrong. Recently, on Impact Swann appeared to lay down a challenge to Tommy Dreamer for a title shot against him as Turning Point takes place on his birthday when he turns fifty years old.
As expected some other top stars didn't take kindly to the World Champion offering a well deserved title shot to a wrestling legend to celebrate his fiftieth birthday. At this point, Impact could consider giving Dreamer one last reign with the gold, but taking the title off Swann now could be a rush decision. Reality is this something totally different from the norm in modern wrestling which usually sees veterans like Tommy fall way far away from the top of show to give younger stars the spotlight.
I firmly expect Tommy to go back down the card following No Surrender which this is more of an old school style of booking giving the champion a monthly challenger instead of a long term story. Letting Tommy get the title shot is a built-in story to allow short quick build for a title shot. Circling back to Eric is also something that Impact could do for Swann and considering there are options on the table it could make sense to keep the title on Swann. The fact that Tommy still has such credibility is a testament to how Impact views him and the amount of value that Dreamer still has.
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