Rob Van Dam contacted WWE for a Royal Rumble match return and says he isn’t done with wrestling.
RVD was recently a guest on Sportskeeda Wrestling and spoke on the most recent Royal Rumble. He revealed that he contacted WWE and let them know he was available to appear in the Royal Rumble match if they needed him. WWE for reasons beyond my mental capacity to understand chose to not use him for the match.
However, RVD just may appear in a WWE ring sometime in the future.
“Could that happen? Absolutely!” RVD said. “I let them know that I was available if they wanted me, needed me for the Royal Rumble and I was on standby with a brand new outfit feeling great in great condition and they didn’t call me in. Could happen any time but I don’t have any plans for it. I would consider any situation from any company, I would consider it. If it’s right, it’s right.” H/T To Wrestling Inc. For Transcription
RVD Has Plenty of 5-Star Frog Splashes Left In Him
RVD has recently said that he hasn’t been in contact with either WWE or AEW and was not set to wrestle or even appear for either company. This of course changed when he contacted WWE for the potential Royal Rumble appearance.
RVD is currently a free agent and can wrestle for whoever will have him. He is nowhere near retirement he told Sportskeeda and still has some matches he is booked for.
“I’m not done with my career because right now, I have maybe four or five matches booked,” RVD said. “These aren’t matches that will be televised by WWE or anyone else that I know of. Probably won’t be seen by all the fans worldwide.”
Even though RVD is 51 years old and debuted all the way back in 1990 he is still going strong and looks good. These four or five matches may not be on TV, but if RVD gets what he seems to be hinting at the matches after that may just be on TV. Maybe even on WWE, AEW or IMPACT.
The Biggest Star In ECW? Yes, The Answer Is Yes
RVD may have appeared on WCW in the early ‘90s even challenging the World Television Championship, but that isn’t where he made his name. In 1996 he joined Paul Heyman’s infamous ECW wrestling promotion. In a very short time he became one of the hottest stars in the promotion and one of the biggest reasons to tune into ECW.
Many wrestlers who were very popular in ECW’s hardcore wrestling style with more grounded gimmicks had a difficult time transitioning to the WWE’s style. WWE was full of over-the-top characters who overflowed with charisma, but RVD had no trouble gaining a huge fanbase in WWE. While in WWE he won the WWE Championship, European Championship, Tag Championships three times, Hardcore Championship four times and the Intercontential Championship six times. His WWE career eventually landed him in the 2021 WWE Hall Of Fame class.
RVD isn’t the only WWE legend who is looking to return to the ring. Kurt Angle recently announced he will be returning to the WWE ring very soon. Maybe we could even see RVD vs Angle in a WWE ring very soon.
What do you think about RVD returning to wrestling? Do you think he still has it or is 51 years old too old? Would you like to see him return to WWE, IMPACT or AEW? Let us know who you would like to see him wrestle from each promotion.
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