Rob Van Dam has won 21 total championships, and is the only wrestler in history to have held the WWE Championship, the ECW World Heavyweight Championship, and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (once holding the WWE and ECW titles simultaneously within WWE).
Van Dam gained mainstream popularity in ECW before also having success in WWE and TNA. Between ECW, WWF/E, and TNA, Van Dam headlined many pay-per-view events throughout three decades between the 1990s and 2010s. In 2002, Van Dam was ranked the number one pro wrestler in the world by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
He was voted "Most Popular Wrestler" by readers of the magazine in 2001 and again in 2002. WWE named him the greatest star in ECW history in 2014. During a long interview with Wrestling Epicenter, RVD talked about his feud with Moose: “I like Moose.
I think he’s a good wrestler. A lot of wrestlers make the transition from other sports and don’t do too good. I think he’s doing very well. But, I also think he’s got a lot to learn. I wouldn’t mind being the guy to teach him a thing or two.
But, I’m glad Ken Shamrock is going to this week”. On Ken Shamrock returning to Impact: “I’m excited to see Ken. Maybe I’ve seen him once or twice in the past 10, 15 years. But, he’s someone I respect a lot.
He’s a bad dude, too! I met him in ’91. He had just won like 5 Tough Man competitions. He was the guy that everyone in the locker room said you didn’t want to mess with. He was wrestling under the name of Vince Torelli back then. Man, what an athlete. I was watching him do standing jumps."