Rob Van Dam recalls Vince McMahon’s reaction to his arrest



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Rob Van Dam recalls Vince McMahon’s reaction to his arrest

Rob Van Dam is the only wrestler to be a Triple Crown Champion of both WWE and ECW. Part of the Philadelphia federation's Triple Crown Championship is the ECW World Television Championship, of which RVD was the longest holder (700 days).

He was also the last holder of both the European Championship and the Hardcore Championship, which he unified with the Intercontinental Championship. In ECW he was also twice World Tag Team Champion with Sabu. In WWE he won his first title in 2001, the Hardcore Championship, which he will win four times.

He was also six-time Intercontinental Champion (ranks third after The Miz and Chris Jericho for most reigns, tied with Jeff Jarrett), once European Champion, twice WWE World Tag Team Champion (with Kane and Booker T) and once WWE Tag Team Champion (with Rey Mysterio).

He also won Money in the Bank in 2006 and was the only wrestler ever to simultaneously hold the WWE Championship and the ECW World Heavyweight Championship. In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Rob Van Dam spoke about Vince McMahon’s reaction to his arrest in 2006 for marijuana.

Rob Van Dam on what happened with his arrest

“If anybody semi-doesn’t know what we’re talking about, I had the WWE and the ECW Championship, got pulled over for speeding in Ohio, and the car smelled like weed and they found 18 grams of marijuana plus whatever we had in our vitamins.

So Sabu, right away, was like, ‘we got to call him and tell him.’ I’m like, ‘what? Are you crazy? What do we tell him?’ I didn’t think they were going to find out, but by the time we got to the arena, everybody already knew.

It was on every form of media, and Vince, when we saw him the first time, he walked right by us in the hallway. He was not ready to talk to us. I was like, ‘eh, that didn’t feel good,’ and he was mad. A couple a couple hours later, after he had a chance to talk to his advisors and come up with a plan of how they were going to handle that because that wasn’t the plans for me to drop the championship that night and the next night.

He was cool then. The next time I saw him, he said, ‘look, you’re going to be suspended for 30 days. You’re going to drop the championships. Just take this 30 days and get some rest.’ Couldn’t have been cooler" - Rob Van Dam explained.

On his relationship with Vince McMahon, he added: “He’s always just been super cool to me. I know that other people see different sides of him, just like with anybody, but I got nothing but respect for him and no stories of him ever being an a–hole to me or around me”.