Tommy Dreamer

Busted Open Radio Suspends Tommy Dreamer Indefinitely Due To Dark Side Of The Ring Controversy

Tommy Dreamer has lost some more work because of the controversy stemming from his comments on the recent Plane Ride From Hell episode of Dark Side of the Ring.

On today’s installment of Busted Open Radio, show host Dave LeGreca kicked things off by addressing the controversy and announcing that Dreamer will no longer be on the show for the time being.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the episode where he talks about the controversy and makes the announcement.

On his comments not being tolerated by Busted Open Radio: “I felt that I needed to start off today’s show to talk about a few different things. I’m still quite frankly shocked by what Tommy said. I think that was definitely out of character of the Tommy that I know and has been hosting the show for a few years now. I can’t and will not defend the comments because they’re indefensible, and quite frankly, the things that Tommy said, Tommy f-cked up. Tommy f-cked up on Thursday, and what he said was insensitive and won’t be tolerated.”

On Dreamer being off the show for the time being: “A lot of people say about ‘In 2021, you can say this, you can’t say that…’ It doesn’t matter if it’s 2021, 1998 or 1985—it doesn’t matter. As a father, as a husband, knowing that my daughter just turned 18 and she’s about to go out into the world, going to start college soon and now is working, these are things that I think about for my own family. People have had to worry about this for years, and there’s just no f-ckin’ place for it, there really isn’t. There’s no place for this type of thought process, these types of comments and these types of actions. And as I said, they’re indefensible.

“A lot of people have been looking to us now about what we’re going to do about Tommy and Tommy’s future, and as far as Tommy’s future on Busted Open, for the time being, he’s off the show. How long, I don’t know. I don’t know how long Tommy’s going to be off the show. I think he needs some time, I think he needs some time to reflect and understand how his comments hurt, his attitude hurt,” he explained, “and I don’t know if you can put a timetable on that. So if you’re looking for that, I don’t have an answer, but for the time being, Tommy’s going to be off of Busted Open.”

Check out the complete episode of the show at Apple.com. H/T to Mandatory.com for transcribing the above quotes.

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