RVD is certainly one of the most technically-gifted pro wrestlers to have ever competed inside pro wrestling ring. 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 he revealed what current pro wrestling lacks 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 the Foundation podcast, the WWE Hall Of Famer stated that he believes modern-day professional wrestling lacks old school fundamentals, which is something crucial for him.

“What pro wrestling lacks right now is a lack of the old school fundamentals. When I was trained by the Original Sheik, he definitely wasn’t a high flyer in any way. I had to do his kind of wrestling, which was all about getting your opponent to the ground, trying to pin him, trying to pin his shoulders to the mat every chance we got. I had to learn how to sneak in a backflip or a spin around that. When I was in All Japan, Stan Hansen used to give me s*** when I was real young.”


RVD was also on standby to make his return during this year’s Royal Rumble but the company never called him. We will have to wait and see if RVD will return to WWE or not.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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