RVD is regarded as one of the all-time greats as far as in-ring action and death-defying stunts are concerned. He has been appearing on AEW television for the past year and he has now addressed making his way back to WWE.

During a recent episode of his podcast, “1 Of A Kind,” Rob Van Dam shared that while he would be open to the idea of wrestling for WWE again, he’s uncertain about what it would take to make it happen.

Van Dam expressed his hesitance to initiate contact with WWE due to the fear of rejection, which makes him reluctant to make the first move. He explained that if the phone rang and he received an offer, he would be ready to consider it. However, he doesn’t intend to take the initiative because he’s not sure he could handle the disappointment if they turned him down.

“I would totally be open to it,” Van Dam said. “I don’t know what it would take for that to happen. It’s possible that it would take me picking up the phone and telling them that I want to do this in order to start the fire. If that’s what it would take, chances are next to nothing that it’s gonna happen.”


Recalling his last run with WWE in 2014, Van Dam mentioned that he felt he shouldn’t have been there due to a lack of meaningful plans for him. After expressing his frustration, WWE management assured him that if he chose to return in the future, they would ensure they had proper plans in place and would avoid repeating the same mistakes. This conversation has stayed with Van Dam, indicating a potential path for his return if he decides to come back.

“In 2014, after my 88-match run in five months, … I shouldn’t have been there — they had nothing for me,” Van Dam continued. “At the end of it, when I finally did express my feelings, one of the things that stuck out in my mind was that the boss said, … ‘That’s up to you, if you want to come back. If you do, then we’ll make sure [to] have plans ahead of time. We’ll know what we’re doing the whole time.'”

However, RVD previously admitted that WWE made him feel expendable, unlike AEW. Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see when he will return to WWE television somewhere down the line.

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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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