Rob Van Dam recalls his arrest in 2006

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Rob Van Dam recalls his arrest in 2006

Rob Van Dam is one of the undisputed symbols of the modern era. During his long and glorious career, he has played in the most important federations on the planet and has left an indelible mark on each of them. In addition to being a three-time world champion, RVD is the only wrestler capable of becoming a Triple Crown Champion in both WWE and ECW.

The 51-year-old from Battle Creek also won Money in the Bank in 2006 and was the only performer ever to simultaneously hold the WWE Championship and the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. In 2021, he was inducted with full merit into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Van Dam is also known as 'The Franchise of ECW', having been its top man from the late 1990s until the company's bankruptcy. Rob reached the high point of his career in 2006 when he defeated the legendary John Cena at 'One Night Stand' to take the WWE title.

Following that victory, Van Dam was arrested for possession of marijuana and his belt was vacated. Interviewed by Simon Miller for 'WhatCulture', RVD recalled that unpleasant episode.

Rob Van Dam is in no mood to retire

"Shortly after becoming world champion, I committed a levity that I still regret today" - admitted Rob Van Dam.

“I did not have a large dose of marijuana with me and in some states, it is even legal, but that was enough for me to be arrested. My title was vacated and I was really shattered at the time. I'm happy to be able to get back on top” - he added.

Rob then commented on the numerous releases made by WWE: “For various reasons, I never felt untouchable when I was in WWE. People are stunned when an athlete is fired and it is now happening with great frequency due to COVID.

Even when I was champion, I never thought I was guaranteed the spot. It is still a business, in which everything can change suddenly" The former WWE Champion stated that he is booked for around five matches, which may sadly not be seen by a majority of the fans.

However, "Mr. MVP" is open to doing business and would be willing to listen to offers from WWE and AEW. "So, I'm not done with my career because right now I have maybe five matches, four or five matches, but, and these aren't matches that will be televised, you know by WWE or anyone that I know.

So, it probably won't be seen by all the fans worldwide, you know, could that happen? Absolutely," added Van Dam.