Rob Van Dam is among the most decorated professional athletes of all time. He is best known for his tenures in ECW, WWE, and TNA/Impact Wrestling. RVD gained mainstream popularity in ECW during the late ’90s, where he became one of the most famous wrestlers in the business. When ECW shut shop in 2001, he signed a contract with WWF/WWE. During his tenure with WWE, Van Dam cemented his legacy as the Seventh Grand Slam Champion. He’s been in the Royal Rumble match in the past, and the Whole F’n Show wouldn’t mind a repeat performance.
In an interview with “Steve Fall’s Ten Count,” Rob Van Dam addressed a possible appearance at WWE’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view.
“It’s happened before, you know when I left way back in 2006 or seven. I guess it was six. But yeah, hey, that’d be cool. I got no plans to share with you.”
Rob Van Dam last wrestled for Vince McMahon’s company in 2014. The Fifteenth WWE Triple Crown Champion faced Seth Rollins on the 100th episode of Main Event. He returned to the independent circuit following his release from the company in 2014.
“All I can say is I’m feeling awesome. Often I think the answer to the question when people are like, ‘Man, how come so and so hasn’t contacted you?’ It’s very possible, and if you watched my documentary Icons from WWE, whenever I talk about that, I always say, ‘I think they got my story pretty good.’ I was really proud of what they told about me not really wanting it enough, and really that is a setback if you want a bunch of hungry people that are willing to prove how hungry they are, and then you got someone that’s comfortable, not hungry, cool to be here, you know, could take it or leave it, all good, balanced. You don’t have anything to hang over my head and hurt me with or use as leverage. That’s me.”
Rob Van Dam has not wrestled a match this year so far. However, he is still a semi-active performer, having competed in a singles match in December 2022.
According to Rob Van Dam, he is medically fit to compete despite his ripe old age. It is to be noted that RVD has not partaken in a Royal Rumble contest since the 2009 edition.
The 52-year-old Rob Van Dam returned to WWE in 2019 for the special reunion episode of Monday Night RAW. He was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.
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