RVD remains one of the most technically-gifted pro wrestlers to have ever competed inside the squared circle. The pro wrestling legend has competed in several promotions such as ECW, WCW, WWE, and IMPACT Wrestling during his career that has lasted over thirty years. It seems social media played a huge role in his character as well.
RVD became a fan of the pro wrestling world in the 80s and realized he wanted to do it all his life. In fact, RVD was also instructed during the early days of his career to say that he was actually related to Jean-Claude Van Damme.
While speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Rob Van Dam talked about his change in character over the years, most notably his heel turn on Impact Wrestling in 2019. RVD revealed how social media helped shape his character as well during that period of time.
“I have definitely [been] showcasing since Katie Forbes, you know, for sure. And she’s a party girl, you know, she’s fun, and she’s awesome….We went on a Cardi B cruise, Katie loves Cardi B, which, if you’ve ever seen a Cardi B video and seen anything that Katie posts, then you shouldn’t be surprised. She loves shaking her ass and it makes her happy, so I’m happy that she’s happy.
And we saw Cardi B in Miami when we went, before the cruise, and then the next night, she was on the cruise, and we were on the boat. So it was pretty cool and this really big producer dude…as a fan, he VIP’d me and told me to come down and hang out in his jacuzzi. And we were, and it was just loaded with all these girls shaking their asses and stuff, and we posted a video of that. That went viral, and that’s when I learned how much IMPACT followed our social media because then IMPACT started writing that kind of stuff into the script, stuff about that or stuff about our friend Jennifer, and specifically putting stuff on there that nobody would know unless they follow us on social media.”
Rob Van Dam was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year and fans will always remember his contributions to the pro wrestling world. He is currently enjoying his life outside of pro wrestling but could return whenever he wants to.
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