RVD, known for his in-ring prowess and daring stunts, is considered an all-time great. In the past year, he’s been appearing on AEW television and revealed feeling more valued in AEW compared to WWE, where he felt expendable.

The WWE Hall of Famer has showcased his talents in various pro wrestling promotions worldwide, including WWE, ECW, TNA Wrestling, and now AEW, among many others.

While speaking on his 1 Of A Kind With RVD podcast, RVD talked about his experience working in AEW and WWE and revealed how different they felt to him while discussing his recent AEW Dynamite match.

“It was good. All those guys are good. It was a little bit chaotic. Yea, I was in the ring with Joe, but it might have been a couple moves here and there where it could have been a save or whatever. There was just so much going on. It’s not the same as actually being in there and wrestling around with somebody in the ring a little bit, although that does happen and it’s part of the match. People pair off and do that stuff. I don’t know. I guess I feel like I was in there for a long time actually in that match. I was in there and people were taking turns whipping on me and stuff for a while. I know that, but it was cool. Everyone’s good.”


The WWE Hall of Famer noted how he felt appreciated in AEW and felt like he belonged there, as opposed to WWE where he felt he was expendable and replaceable all the time in the company.

“A lot of the guys really went out of their way to make me feel appreciated and welcomed. They were like, ‘Hey, some of us might be a little apprehensive about coming up and telling you this, but we’re all so excited that you’re here and so stoked. Man, it’s so cool.’

There were a few particular guys who said that and I’ll always remember that because that stands out. It definitely puts me in a different perspective than in WWE where I felt replaceable and expendable. I might be there next week, I might not. I never knew. I never knew if I was really being appreciated there or not because there was so much balance of different energies conflicting.”

RVD also wants to create history by becoming the AEW World Champion. Nonetheless, RVD will be making more appearances on AEW television in the coming months and he couldn’t be happier about that fact.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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