Rob Van Dam’s time at Impact Wrestling wasn’t supposed to be a lengthy one, but it looks like he’ll be sticking around even longer.
While speaking to Fightful, RVD revealed that he’ll be sticking around Impact Wrestling past Bound For Glory when it was originally thought he was going to wrap things up with the company.
RVD said that people are worrying about AEW and WWE, but Impact Wrestling still has the funds to afford his asking price, therefore, you shouldn’t sleep on the former TNA.
“I talked with IMPACT! about what I wanted to do, which is mostly stay home unless the business reaches a certain level to pique my interest. And they came to that level. Everyone’s talking about AEW, and how they could be scaring WWE. I happen to know IMPACT! can afford RVD, so they’re something someone should be talking about too. It’s all business. I did a match, I think it was WrestleCon—Sabu and I had a tag match and first it was just a one off, and then Scott D’Amore in the office said, “Hey, what do you think about doing this other handful of matches?” Took me to October, and then recently we added a few more matches so I’ll be with them ‘til January. Then we’ll see how it goes after that.”
“I think it looks like I’m way busier than I am because the IMPACT! schedule is very favorable to me. Like, for instance, this week on Thursday and Friday we’re here in my town, so it’s very easy travel. But that doesn’t happen all the time, but what’s awesome is on Thursday and Friday they’ll have a month’s worth of television. It’s TV taping, and they’ll do two weeks in one day and then they’ll do another two weeks in one day, and boom! See you in next month. It’s pretty good. And I do some things outside of that, of course. ‘Cause I’m a big superstar celebrity, so I do some other wrestling, some other appearances, some acting, whatever. But, I’ve always been doing pretty well at my goal of doing less and making it mean more—more in the pocket, and more to everybody. More IMPACT!-ful, if you will.”
It looks like RVD will be riding things out with Impact Wrestling at least until January 2020. That should give them enough time to do a few more matches and tell some stories with the Whole F’n Show.