RVD is definitely one of the most technically gifted pro wrestlers to have ever competed in the pro wrestling world. The icon has competed in several promotions such as ECW, WCW, WWE, and IMPACT Wrestling during his career which has lasted over thirty years. Interestingly enough, the WWE Hall of Famer doesn’t feel Paul Heyman owes him any debt at all.
Mr. Monday Night 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.
The WWE Hall Of Famer was certainly the biggest name in Paul Heyman’s ECW in the late 90s. While he was a massive star, it is evident that even RVD wasn’t paid a lot of money by Paul Heyman.
While speaking on Party With Marty, WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam talked about his time working in ECW. When asked if Paul Heyman owed him any debt, RVD made it clear that wasn’t the case at all.
“No, I don’t consider there to be any debt there. There’s people that I have literally given money to that were going to pay me right back but never did 10-15 years ago that I don’t consider there being a debt to. Paul [Heyman] never had any personal debt to me.”
Interestingly enough, RVD previously claimed that Paul Heyman did owe him ridiculous amount of money but seems to have gotten over it now. We’ll have to wait and see where RVD will end up wrestling and likely retiring afterwards.
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