Author Avatar: In House Of Hardcore, which he managed to sneak an advertisement for onto a WWE show by wearing it on one of his shirts. Probably did not get him any new viewers though, since WWE did not acknowledge this in any way.
Brooklyn Rage: Well, Yonkers is not part of New York City, but the rage is there.
He once modified the plate of the WWE Hardcore Title belt to resemble a New York State license plate.
Canon Discontinuity: He actually scored a couple of non-televised pins on Raven very early on in the feud. Of course, ECW couldn't have acknowledged them, since if they had there wouldn't have been a feud.
Determinator: He worked through much of 2000 with a bad back and has fought through other injuries as well.
When asked at school what their father did for a living his daughters responded "Daddy falls down a lot, but Daddy always gets back up." which Dreamer shared with the mutants after his final WWECW match as he felt they had become enough of his family hear it.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: At The Night the Line Was Crossed, became the first wrestler to ever kick out of Jimmy Snuka's Superfly Splash. He lost the match, but this was one of Dreamer's first big moments in his slow rise to acceptance.
Expy: Initially presented as a protégé of Terry Funk.
At CHIKARA Aniversario Elf, May 23, 2010, Eddie Kingston defeated Dreamer by DQ when evil BDK referee Derek Sabato disqualified Dreamer for grabbing his shirt. Then BDK members and the CHIKARA Campeones de Parejas (Tag Team Champions)Claudio Castagnoli and Ares ran in to save Sabato from Dreamer piledriving him. This led to Dreamer and Kingston fighting together against the BDK. Afterwards, Dreamer acknowledged how Kingston used to come see him wrestle, and Kingston said that Dreamer was his inspiration to get out of Yonkers and become a wrestler. This led to Dreamer and Kingston teaming up, unsuccessfully, against Castagnoli and Ares at Chikarasaurus Rex: King of Show on July 25th.
Funny Background Event: Thought he was being ignored by Christian and Jack Swagger on a mid-'09 episode of ECW, so he proceeded to dance.
Garbage Wrestler: Didn't start out this way, but grew into it and was what helped to get him over. As luck would have it, he was really good at it. He earned his Red Baron "The Innovator of Violence" from his ability to make seemingly ANYTHING into a weapon, often leading to the first Joey Styles line at the top of the page. This ranged from piledriving Raven on a cream pie to using a cheese grater on Brian Lee's groin (prompting Joey to say, "I'm not calling that.")
Gimmick Matches: He defeated Brian Lee at ECW High Incident, October 26, 1996, in a scaffold match with the ring filled with tables.note This was a Call Back to how, after Dreamer had defeated Lee in a weapons match at ECW Hardcore Heaven on June 22, they proceeded to fight in the balcony and Lee had chokeslammed Dreamer off the balcony through several tables.
Groin Attack: A regular feature of his matches. He's been on both sides of it.
He actually pinnedStevie Richards after a low blow at ECW Double Tables 95, February 4, 1995.
Hoist by His Own Petard: Tommy Dreamer's WWE matches usually ended with him getting pinned after being hit with his own kendo stick.
How Much More Can He Take: He broke his neck in ECW, he broke his back in ECW. He thought it was all for nothing. The standing ovation ECW got on Raw told him otherwise.
Insult Backfire: Once responded to hecklers with, "I don't mind being called a pussy because I am what I eat!"
Jobber: For most of his WWE run up until he got shipped over to WWECW and began to win more consistently.
Last of His Kind: The last ECW original in WWECW as of 2008, which was why it was so important for him to win the Platinum Phoenix.
Start My Own: House Of Hardcore, a sister promotion to Family Wrestling Entertainment. An influx of mutants to see Tommy Dreamer's promotion has since turned HOH events into what you could call FWE's "adult" shows.
Stout Strength: While not obese, he wasn't built like a bodybuilder, but, on the December 10 (taped December 5), 1998 ECW Hardcore TV, he was able to slam The One Man Gang on his first try!
Tag Team: The Madison Brothers, in the ICW/IWCCW promotion in New England.
In Dragon Gate USA, Tommy Dreamer's feud with John Moxley started when Dreamer found Moxley's beating of The Lovely Lacey to be too much. This did not mean Tommy Dreamer had risen above hitting women himself though, as he gave Moxley's manager, Christina Von Eerie, a pile driver for interfering.
At ECW November to Remember 93, November 13, 1993, the NWA ECW Tag Team Champions the Suicide Blondes (Johnny Hot Body and Chris Michaels) had just successfully defended their titles against the Bad Breed (Axl and Ian Rotten). Dreamer and Johnny Gunn ran in and Squashed the Blondes to win the belts in around 9 seconds.
Yank the Dog's Chain: At ECW WrestlePalooza 97, he FINALLY scored an officially recognized pinnote He had in fact pinned Raven twice in 1995 at non-televised events, but these were ignored because there would have been no feud otherwise. on Raven to send him off to WCW...only for the lights to go out and when they came back on JERRY LAWLER was there with Sabu, Rob Van Dam, and manager Bill Alfonso to attack him and fight off the ECW roster. In fact, this was a central part of the whole Dreamer-Raven feud, as Dreamer kept getting closer and closer to beating Raven only to have someone from the Nest get in his way.
Defeated Tazz for the ECW World Heavyweight Title on April 22, 2000, nine days after the WWE-contracted Tazz had made history by defeating the WCW-contracted Mike Awesome for it. After giving an emotional speech, Justin Credible came out and challenged Dreamer for the belt, and won it after Francine turned heel on him.