Rob Van Dam has let his contract with Impact Wrestling expire and would be free to appear in any company overnight. Interviewed on Inside The Ropes, the former ECW icon explained that he had recently had conversations with WWE, but they did not concern his possible return to the ring: "They called me and asked me if I was interested in making a documentary for them, and of course, I accepted.
At the moment we have shot a few clips, but I think it will be released in May, so we will be busy shortly. I am very happy with the offer. I also proposed to him to write a book, let's see what's cooking."
Who features alongside Rob Van Dam in the WWE Icons series?
During his last stint in WWE, Rob Van Dam had the opportunity to work with new talents and above all, he preferred Cesaro and Sandow, as he revealed in the past.
At the ripe old age of 50, despite having shown that he can still speak out about him in the ring, the Stamford Company does not seem to be planning his return as an active wrestler. In addition to the documentary for the Network, a modality that has been affecting various stars and legends for years now, WWE could easily offer him an introduction into the Hall of Fame.
On the other hand, RVD was one of the pillars of the ECW and also in WWE he was able to speak about him, both on Raw and SmackDown, and becoming world champion for the first time in his career in 2016. Unfortunately, his reign lasted very little due to the arrest for possession of marijuana and the consequent suspension by the Company.
A somewhat embarrassing situation that led Stephanie McMahon to advise him to be more discreet with the use of soft drugs and to change his smelly clothes so as not to attract attention. In any case, Robert Szatkowski, this is the real name of RVD, has deservedly earned the status of legend, coming to hold twenty-one titles.
We remind you how his last match in WWE dates back to 29 August 2014 when, in an episode of SmackDown, he was defeated by Seth Rollins. Rob Van Dam’s last WWE appearance took place in July 2019 on the RAW Reunion episode of WWE RAW.
His most recent televised match aired in September 2020 when he defeated Sami Callihan in IMPACT Wrestling. Rob Van Dam is one of five wrestling legends in the WWE Icons series on the WWE Network. The first episode, focusing on two-time WWE Champion Yokozuna, aired on January 31, 2021. Beth Phoenix, The British Bulldog, and Lex Luger have also been revealed as subjects of future episodes.