Rob Van Dam is one of professional wrestling’s true legends. RVD did things his way, from the time he showed up in ECW through his runs in WWE and Impact Wrestling. Rob has always been an easy-going guy, but he did have some issues with one top WWE star when he first signed with the company.

Triple H was married to Stephanie McMahon in 2003. That was shortly after ECW closed down and RVD signed with the company. Van Dam recently admitted that he had some issues with The Game’s position.

Van Dam spoke with the “Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling” about his early experiences with Triple H in WWE. Van Dam said that as a competitor, he felt the need to fight for every inch of what he got. Sometimes, that didn’t mesh well when working with The King of Kings.

“I mean, I wasn’t happy about the situation at the time. Again, competitive state of mind, you don’t look at it when you’re across the ring from him and you’re both competing for the love of the crowd. You don’t look at it like, ‘Hey, this guy is, not a CEO, but whatever his position was at the time, is qualified to make important decisions. He sits in the meetings. He’s one of the guys that directs the paths of where the whole show is going.’

You don’t look at it like that. You look at it more like, ‘It’s not fair just because he’s with the boss’ daughter.’ Really, there’s so many more variables to it that you just don’t consider at that time. A lot of wrestlers don’t grow enough to see the whole picture. So forever, their opinion will be like it is in the book they wrote where they’re like, ‘If it wasn’t for him, I would have had a great career.’ But you know, really, it is what it is.

But looking back, I had great matches with him. He’s a really good wrestler. At the time, I don’t even think I could have admitted that just because I felt more like puffing my chest out and trying to fight for every inch I could get.”

Over the years, Rob Van Dam gained more perspective with experience. He understands why things happened the way they did with the benefit of hindsight. Still, it’s just another story of a WWE superstar who had built-up resentment towards Triple H during that era.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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