-- Tommy Dreamer has a new blog up, discussing the weekend TNA house show, here is an excerpt from the blog… What a great loop of live events. Hammerstein Ballroom,NY Thursday. ECW Arena Philly on Friday, Rahway NJ on Sat. I don't just like it because I have home field advantage. I have so much history in the Hammerstein Ballroom and the ECW Arena. The saying of blood sweat and tears can never be so true.(There is enough of my DNA splattered all over that building either CSI NY, Dexter or basically you could have a clone show made of me there) I have so many amazing memories in those two buildings. They really seem to bring out the best in ring performances in me. I refused to go back to either building since I left the Original ECW, until I did it on my own terms. Stubborn yes, but it was so worth it. ECW ONS 2005 was the first time I went back to Hammerstein. A show that I had everything invested in. WWE gave me the ball and everyone helped deliver an amazing show. I almost lost my ear, bled buckets and set on fire.(what a night I had my ECW closure ohh yeah I cried with fans) ECW ONS 2006 another great night in ring tagging with Terry Funk and Beulah vs Edge and Mick Foley and Lita. Alot was hanging in the balance with the future of the WWE's ECW another amazing PPV was delivered. I was beaten, thrown in barbed wire, watched Mick Foley go on fire, and Beulah took one of the greatest spears ever. I returned one last time for a tv taping with the Sandman vs Mike Knoxx & Test. I was bloody, thrown in barbed wire. I had my last grasp at what WWE's ECW should have been, but at least I got to leave my hand print all over Kelly Kelly's booty. I had one of my favorite matches there in OG ECW the I Quit match with CW Anderson. I was thrown in razor wire in that one. I was part of a back to back sellouts in a tag title tournament. It was the home of the OG ECW last PPV. I don't know what I can do to top what I have done. I guess some combo of barbed wire, fire, tables, women. I have the perfect opponent for it Abyss monsters ball match. God do I love my job! I have been back to the ECW arena twice. Once to start off the WWE ECW live event tour. It was so emotional. We all had such high hopes. It was a great night. I took on the ECW Champion the Big Show. Weapons galore and tables. I was really proud of the match. The second time was for Chikara. They inducted me into the building Hall of Fame. Chikara is so different and entertaining to me. They have their own niche. It is a very fast tempo style. I challenged myself to fit their style. I was very happy with that match as well. There isn't enough things I can say about the ECW Arena. The memories are forever in my soul. I can sum it up this way. I was born Thomas Laughlin in Yonkers NY. When I die I will be most remembered for being Tommy Dreamer. Tommy Dreamer was born in the ECW Arena in Philadelphia. I wouldn't have it any other way. AJ Styles you will get to see what I am all about and why that building is so special. Rahway, NJ was the first show I did after I left WWE for an independent company called EVOLVE. It was an uncertain time for me but it made me remember why I got into this business. I watched a bunch of men and women busting their asses for the love of what they do, the wrestling biz. Since then I have evolved as a person and performer. I also am looking to a first, with me and Mr.Anderson as well as Jeff Hardy and Abyss in a fatal four way. They say you can you can always go home. I am blessed with so many places to call home. I am going back to my roots. I am coming home.

-- Jim Ross has a new blog up, discussing his recent trip to FCW, here is an excerpt… I'm having a great time visiting FCW in Tampa. The development of new stars is a HUGE priority for WWE. What's more important as it relate to in ring talent? Nothing. The combined staff at FCW is doing a really solid job teaching fundamentals to some promising youngsters. The Wednesday promo class, where the individuals have the opportunity to create their own verbiage was excellent. Some talents were highly entertaining and spot on from where I was sitting. This area has improved greatly since I was last in Tampa. I had a long talk w/ the group about the responsibilities that come w/ being a WWE Superstar which is everyone at FCW's goal. In my personal opinion, individuals making poor or selfishly bad personal decisions have opened the door leading to their own exit. Humans make mistakes and should be provided second chances, as a rule, but some issues merit immediate dismissal. Don't want to come off as a hardass but this generation in general seems to be more prone to bonehead mistakes and errors in judgment...see Braylon Edwards of the NY Jets, for example. Simply 'do right' and all usually works out as it should. WWE has assembled a nice roster in Tampa that possesses plenty of upside that should evolve in time. Patience, hard work, outside the ring study, gym work, and upping the passion will help many of the better athletes find their way to the big time. I think that I may have perhaps been a coach in a different life as I really enjoy interacting w/ the young talents. I sure hope that I've been able to help them. I will be back here on a monthly basis which is the only way that I can accurately determine who's improving and at what rate.

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