Last night was a truly magical night for me. Being back in the ECW arena where so much history was made. Seeing so many familiar faces and so many new ones. I was so emotional, I could barely get any words out. So now that I’m slightly more composed, I’d like to say a few thank you’s.
First, I’d like to thank my husband Tommy Dreamer. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to say goodbye to the fans and get closure. Not many people get to do that and I’m so very grateful. I guess that’s one of the perks of being married to the owner of a kick-ass wrestling company!
Thank you for giving me the 2 best gifts in the world. You have shown them how to follow your dreams no matter what obstacles stand in your way. How to fight for what you want and what you believe in. Thank you for getting up to see the girls before school even when you’re bone tired and weary from being on the road. Balancing a demanding career and family can’t be easy.
Thank you for busting your ass to provide for us even when you’re broken and bruised. We will always be here to mend your wounds with bandages, hugs, and the occasional back scratch. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in the ring or in life.
Second I’d like to thank all the people who help put together a show. From the ticket sellers to the lighting, sound, and ring crews, to the announcers, security, and concession workers. It takes a village!
Thank you to all the men and women of wrestling who came before me to lay the ground work. Thank you to all the wrestlers I’ve had the privilege to work with. It is an honor to be among you and call you my family. Ha! I’m just realizing as I’m writing this, that the men I care most for in my life, have all put me in a neck brace at one time or another! Thank you to all the future wrestlers, for you will carry the torch and pass it on to future generations.
Lastly, and most importantly, thank you to all the fans! Thank you for watching. Thank you for cheering. Thank you for remembering who the hell I am! I was worried when I went out there last night that I’d hear crickets. You are the most loyal, crazy fans and I appreciate every sign, cheese grater, and folding chair you’ve supplied over the years.
Thank you for being with me on this journey. It’s been one hell of a crazy ride. And thank you most of all for the memories. I will hold them in my heart forever and take them with me into whatever life has in store for me next!
Love always, Beulah M.