Tommy Dreamer Once Contemplated a Murder-Suicide of Paul Heyman at WrestleMania

Look, I think it is great that we are at a point where people can openly talk about their mental health issues. I have suffered with anxiety and panic attacks for much of my adult life, for example, and I am pleased that this is something I can talk about openly now rather than feeling compelled to completely hide it from, say, my employer.

But at the same time, it is probably not a good idea to openly discuss how you once planned to murder someone at a public event and then commit suicide. A simple “I was in a really bad place in 2001, and a call from Jim Ross really made all the difference” was probably all Tommy Dreamer needed to say here.

“I remember I did a show there, and I saw a sign that said, ‘Guns Welcome,’ and I was in Houston,” Dreamer said, according to Uproxx. “I did an indie show, and I said, ‘What is this?’ I’m from New York, what do you mean, ‘Guns Welcome’? And they said, ‘Oh, you are allowed to bring a firearm into the venue.’ I was across the street from the Astrodome. When I tell you it resonated in my head so, so much.

“That I’ll tell you what I wanted to do. It’s sick that I think this. At WrestleMania, I was gonna hop the rail and I was gonna whack Paul E. in the back of the head right at the announce table, then I was gonna whack myself. The ultimate martyr, I was gonna hit my pose crack, boom, pull the trigger. Because I was that insane. Don’t know if I would have went through with it, but that’s what I was thinking about every day. I was like, ‘I will go down in history.’ Pop, boom. First they’d think it was an angle until I shot him. I was so severely depressed and so mental with rage, I needed help.”

A well-timed phone call from Ross helped save Dreamer from the terrifying plan.

“Randomly I get a phone call from a number I didn’t know … I didn’t pick up,” said Dreamer, who now owns the House of Hardcore promotion. “I remember having these thoughts, and it was bad. I had a gun, I was psssh, man. Could you think about the horribleness that I would have done for my legacy? I would have ruined WrestleMania, which I love, WrestleMania. For everybody. These thoughts were so, so crazed in my head. How dare that person, he screwed my parents over and I come from a mobster mentality. In my head I was like, ‘I would become infamous,’ which is famous for the wrong reason. I’m glad I didn’t do it.

“But when that phone call came from Jim Ross. Again, just said leave a message. It said, ‘Hey Tommy, it’s Jim Ross, just want to let you know we are still thinking about you, we are gonna get it done, just got to hang tight. Thank you.’”

DC’s Lucha Explosiva Action Figure Line (AKA, Take My Money Please!)

DC Collectibles is releasing a line of action figures featuring its characters depicted as lucha libre wrestlers.

From the team at DC Collectibles comes a joyful and imaginative new universe that combines the enthralling world of Mexican wrestling and the heroic history of DC Comics: DC LUCHA EXPLOSIVA! This all-new line of 7″ action figures take its roots from the deep history of Lucha Libre and Mexican luchadores. Each figure is a Latin American-inspired reimagining of a classic DC hero or villain, complete with an all-new backstory drawn from Mexico’s rich cultural history.

As the headline says, take my money please!

DC Lucha Explosiva - Wonder Woman
DC Lucha Explosiva – Wonder Woman
DC Lucha Explosiva - The Cheetah
DC Lucha Explosiva – The Cheetah

Super7 Legends of Lucha Libre ReAction Figures

ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre - Blue Demon Jr.
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre – Blue Demon Jr.
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre - Blue Demon Jr.
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre – Blue Demon Jr.
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre - Solar
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre – Solar
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre - Solar
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre – Solar
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre - Tinieblas
ReAction Legends of Lucha Libre – Tinieblas