RVD is definitely one of the most technically-gifted pro wrestlers to have ever competed in the pro wrestling world. The icon even made a couple of appearances on AEW television and now it appears AEW planned his debut match several months in advance.

RVD made a name for himself in ECW back in the 90s before debuting in WWE in 2001. He would go on to become one of the most popular names in the company, but that doesn’t mean his legacy is just tied to those companies.

The WWE Hall Of Famer had a solid match against Jungle Boy on last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, where he almost had it won before Jack Perry used a low blow to pick up the win.

While speaking with Denise Salcedo, the WWE Hall Of Famer revealed that AEW had planned his match with Jack Perry several months in advance.


“They’ve had this planned for quite a while actually, it was towards the beginning of the year when I started getting phone calls seeing if I was interested and even available, which it’s pretty remarkable that so many months later, the first dates that were mentioned were the exact same dates that it fell upon so that tells me a lot about how far ahead these guys think. Just like with anything, it’s not real until it happens and that’s how I took it.

What was really cool about Jack Perry is that he really wanted this match. He was a real fan, maybe of the whole hardcore, extreme style or whatever so it was a really organic fit. If it was just like thrown together, which a lot of matches are, every match is a compromise of what two completely different people bring together, you make the stew, you both got your own ingredients. Sometimes it’s good, when you’re RVD, it’s always good. With Jack being extra excited about this particular match, that just made it that much better.”

RVD also recently hit back at criticisms that he did WWE wrong by debuting in AEW. AEW was also very happy with RVD’s performance in his match against Jack Perry. It remains to be seen whether RVD will return to Tony Khan’s company somewhere down the line.

What’s your view on what RVD said? Do you want to see RVD back in AEW? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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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