RVD is regarded as one of the all-time greats as far as in-ring action and death-defying stunts are concerned. While he usually performed safely, RVD still almost lost his eye once after a botched table spot.

The WWE Hall of Famer has showcased his skills in pro wrestling across the globe, participating in various promotions including WWE, ECW, TNA and currently AEW. Even then, he wasn’t immune from getting hurt from time to time.

While speaking in an interview with Wrestling Shoot Interviews, RVD shared details about a harrowing incident where he suffered a severe eyelid laceration from a broken table piece during a high-flying maneuver.

While attempting a double leg drop with Sabu, the table unexpectedly shattered unusually, causing a piece of wood to cut across his eyelid. Van Dam required seven stitches to reattach it. Reflecting on the frightening moment, he emphasized the seriousness of the situation and how close he came to losing his eyesight.


The way I remember it, myself and Sabu were both on opposite top ropes and we had someone on a table I can’t remember if it was Bam Bam or Terry Funk, I think it was Bam Bam Bigelow, I believe and we both jumped off to do a double leg drop and the table instead of just breaking in like you would expect it to and want it to, this one did that but it also broke here.

”And so the part that was supported by the leg fell to the outside and so there was an effect where it went like this. And so the piece of wood, as I was going down, sliced right across my eyelid and that and that was hanging down there and I had to get it sewn back on later that night with I think seven stitches if I remember right.”

”As I remember, we took the white athletic tape and taped it around my head and I went back out and had a handicap match against the Dudley Boyz.”

RVD also revealed why he is more comfortable working in AEW than WWE. RVD is also set to appear on the April 20th edition of AEW Collision, so we will have to wait and see what AEw will have planned for him at the time.

What do you think of what RVD said? Do you feel he was unlucky in this instance? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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