Rob Van Dam was one of the most spectacular athletes to ever set foot in a wrestling ring. RVD's career can be split into two phases: his first race was staged from 2001 to 2007, with a further stint between 2013 and 2014.
His last official appearance on the television screens dates back to 2019 when he took part in 'Raw Reunion' to the delight of the fans. The 50-year-old from Battle Creek is currently not tied to any company, having left IMPACT Wrestling last year.
In 2002, Van Dam was ranked # 1 on the annual list of the top 500 superstars published by 'Pro Wrestling Illustrated', as well as being the only one able to win the 'PWI Most Popular Wrestler of the Year Award' for acting.
of heel. Speaking in the latest edition of the 'Dropkick' podcast, Rob did not rule out a possible return to action if circumstances permit.
Rob Van Dam joined WWE soon after ECW was purchased by the company
“I just know that I could never repeat my past programming if you know what I mean.
At this time of the pandemic, I believe no one is following that calendar and I expect it will be that way for a long time to come. My perspective is that the world is starting to open up again and that there will be some shows with the audience soon.
In fact, I'm supposed to be attending a show organized by Frontline Pro on April 3rd in Wisconsin. Money is important, it is useless to deny it. We have to consider if it's worth it," he said. Rob Van Dam admitted that he had no contact with either Chris Jericho or any other AEW members.
“There have never been any negotiations with All Elite Wrestling. People do not understand that it is a business and that the economic component has its relevance. I'm not in my prime anymore, now I have a harder time earning than when I was WWE or ECW champion.
It depends on the offers I receive." The ECW legend made a big name for himself even before he joined WWE. However, RVD reached new heights of success in WWE, winning the WWE Championship as well as the ECW World Heavyweight Championship in the company.
Speaking on the Dropkick podcast, RVD spoke about the nixed angle WWE had planned for him with Stephanie McMahon. He revealed that while he wasn't initially interested in the angle, Stephanie made him feel comfortable. "Something that comes to mind is when I first got there they wanted me to do a bit of a romance angle with Stephanie and myself.
And my evil ex was like the most insecure b—h on the planet and I was like thinking, 'oh my God, this gonna cost me so much grief at home."