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July 12th, 2010

Mr. Anderson vs. Abyss vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Rob Van Dam

We go to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first is Mr. Anderson. Abyss is out next and he brings his board full of nails. Out next is Jeff Hardy followed by the TNA World Champion Rob Van Dam. We get formal ring introductions from Jeremy Borash.


March 23rd, 2010

TNA star Rob Van Dam posted the following message on his official website over the weekend .. Van Dam says he showed up to the airport on Saturday to fly to Orlando assuming he was booked for last night's TNA Destination X pay-per-view:

Well, it sure is nice to hear people on the streets telling me they’re glad I’m back. For almost three years I’ve heard how much they “need” me back. Tonight when I go through the airport I’ll most likely hear “Dude, I’m so glad you’re back” and I’ll smile, thinking of these words that you and I have shared. It’s almost like we have an inside joke. Isn’t that special?

I guess I was a little too anxious to hear those words last night, as I was told at the airport that I was 24 hours early!

My bad. Thought I was booked or something.

I actually had several reasons to think I was expected at a pay per view from conversations earlier in the week, and the schedule they gave me, but it all boils down to me not paying attention. I simply didn’t know what the date was yesterday or I would’ve known I misunderstood plans. That’s what happens when you don’t worry about anything, and are so care free you don’t plan ahead.

Sometimes it bites you in the ass!


March 20th, 2010

TNA president Dixie Carter noted on her Twitter account that Rob Van Dam will be appearing at two house shows next month in Georgia. She wrote: "We have confirmed RVD for his first TNA house shows on April 22 & 23 in Macon, GA and Albany, GA.


February 2nd, 2010

About.com recently conducted an interview with Rob Van Dam to promote this weekend's WrestleReunion event. Here are some highlights:

RVD on returning to TV: That I don't know. I guess as soon as and if a deal is worked out between myself and a wrestling company that is on television. I don't have any hidden information to offer right now. No deals have been made. But I am feeling more ready than I have been in the last three, actually more ready than in the past five years to actually consider enjoying wrestling again.

RVD on the new TNA: I actually am very much more interested since they've been there. I think that they've shook the wrestling world up and made it interesting again. The Monday night, January 4, airing of TNA up against WWE was by far their highest rated show and was the highest rated Monday night in a long time. All wrestling fans were tuned in flipping back and forth and that was very interesting because for a very long time there hasn't been much to be excited about. There is always something better on the television in the Van Dam household than wrestling and that's been that way for the longest time. But I tuned into wrestling. I felt the optimism as Hulk Hogan talked about changes being made. And I appreciate what TNA is doing trying to make a lot of noise that a lot of people will hear. I know that it is not a short-term plan but they plan on continuing to make noise. So we'll see what happens. We'll see if I fall into that or not.

RVD on Cheech & Chong hosting RAW: I'm a fan of Cheech and Chong just like anyone that has enjoyed their movies. I don't know that a lot of the young kids are going to know who Cheech and Chong are unless they saw the old DVDs. But anyway, they represent marijuana and obviously WWE changes their cycle of policy with everything. Every three or four months they change policy. This is cool and this isn't cool anymore. And then in a few months we'll have a meeting and now this is cool and this isn't cool. We need this and no more of this. And that has always been the deal. Vince [McMahon] has a bunch of advisers and he listens to whoever gets through to him the most and that causes him to change his policy. Because different people get through to him on different days. Cheech and Chong, hopefully it will be good for the fans and they will enjoy it. I've gotten a lot of feedback from the fans saying: “Hey, they're asking for you”. No they're not asking for me. They're just having Cheech and Chong doing guest cameos.


January 29th, 2010

Former WWE & ECW Champion Rob Van Dam was interviewed by FanHouse.com to promote this weekend's WrestleReunion event in Los Angeles
. Some highlights:

How to "Spice Up" Today's Wrestling: "I would say bring back the day of the jobber. When I was a fan, when I was younger, wrestlers were larger than life because I would watch them totally annihilate some local scrub, some guy that was in the ring, I didn't know who the jobber was. We called those enhancement matches and they hardly ever do them anymore. That to me was how you build the wrestler, and when I found out two of these superstars would be battling each other, whether it was near me at a live show or when it was on Saturday Night's Main Event, that was huge and it drew great interest and enthusiasm because I got to see these two big wrestlers who I've seen just destroy everybody actually face each other."

Van Dam feels that the Monday night wars forced both companies to abandon jobbers and always put on marquee matches, but looking back, it's hurt the companies' abilities to build stars and the overall product:

"Ever since Monday Night Wars, every single match from the bottom to the top of the card seems like it has to be main-event quality -- superstar vs. superstar, superstar vs. superstar -- and then you gotta find a political way to go into the finish, you know, to try to deck one guy while doing what you want with the other. It's a bunch of bulls**t I think. You know, I really think that the enhancement matches were what brought everybody into WWE in the '90s."

Returning to WWE or Going to TNA: "I mean, it's possible that I could be interested in either TNA or WWE if it was the right amount of work vs. pay ratio. That's basically what it is, and I haven't had that deep of conversations with anyone yet, really. So I don't know if it's out there or not, since I haven't been the active one out there pursuing, you know, the information comes to me as it comes when they're reaching out to me."


January 4th, 2010

Former WWE superstar and free agent Rob Van Dam posted on Twitter
that he had "big wrestling plans" for January 4, with a link to his website, RobVanDam.com.

In a new blog posted on Sunday, Van Dam addressed the rumors that he will appear at TNA iMPACT! He wrote:

The wrestling business is exciting for the first time in quite awhile. This Monday kicks off the new ratings war between WWE and TNA-like I have to tell you! I admit, I am interested in the hype. In fact, I feel like I’m involved with this new era just because of the ginormous rumors involving me and a return. I’m going to say this-even though I know it won’t do much good-don’t be mad at me that you tuned in to see your favorite wrestler and I wasn’t there. I’m going to be watching with you.


December 17th, 2009

RVD Update

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During a recent interview with BetweenTheRopes.com, Rob Van Dam said he spoke with TNA president Dixie Carter about joining the company. However, he would not confirm whether he was joining TNA or not.


November 17th, 2009

The UK Sun has posted Part 2 of their interview with former WWE & ECW Champion, Rob Van Dam. Van Dam talks about why he left WWE in June 2007, what he's been doing since then, what sets him apart from other wrestlers and more. You can read the entire part 2 at TheSun.co.uk . Here are some highlights:

When asked whether he would return to World Wrestling Entertainment or perhaps make a run with TNA Wrestling, Van Dam said, "It's possible. Never say never." He went into detail about how the lighter TNA schedule is very attractive to him, but would consider returning to WWE if they could offer him the same reduced schedule." The talk of Van Dam wrestling for TNA led interviewer Simon Rothstein to ask what Van Dam thinks about what many fans would consider a dream match against AJ Styles. "I can tell you this — I don't sit at home and fantasise about matches with AJ Styles," he said. " I am a professional when I get in the ring . But as far as personal matches that go through my mind, and working with this guy or that guy, I don't give a f--- about that."

RVD spoke about his relationship with Paul Heyman and whether he would work with Paul should he return to the national wrestling scene with WWE/TNA or start his own company. "I do talk to Paul a lot and we do chat about hypothetical situations and what's going on in our minds," Van Dam said. "I will always be a soldier for Paul and always have interest in hearing anything that he's got to say. If he asked me to do him a favour then of course I would. But Paul also knows, if he wants to take me away from home, then just like the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase everybody has their price."


November 12th, 2009

I'm sure anyone who would be coming already knows about this, but RVD is going to be at the 1PW 4th Anniversary Show wrestling Davey Richards.

There's also a Q&A with him which I'm skipping - they did a Flair one last year which wasn't amazing so couldn't expect a Van Dam one to be any better.

Rob Van Dam tells Simon Rothstein of the UK Sun that Vince McMahon ripped his heart out and stomped on it with the way he handled the resurrection of ECW back in 2006. The former WWE & ECW champion goes in depth about how poorly he feels Vince McMahon handled ECW, the various steps McMahon took to make his version ECW completely different while burying the ECW legacy, Paul Heyman's reaction to the whole fiasco and more.

Winning the WWE Title & Vince's ECW: "RVD wasn't going to be WWE champ, but I brought ECW back because that was my spirit and the spirit of the fans. I knew they wanted to see it and I was feeding off that energy. Winning the world title meant a lot. It gave creditability to ECW. At least for the moment...so we thought! But very shortly afterwards Vince McMahon's long-term plans started to unfold.

"We were faced with the fact that he would give ECW no credit for anything up until that point and wanted to create this new brand of wrestling that would be a global product and mainstream in every way, with Extreme Rules only as a stipulation every once in a while. Our hearts were ripped out of our chests and stomped on. Vince said: "Nobody remembers the old ECW anyway, Rob. This is something new." So it was a fun moment, it was short-lived and it's definitely gone now.

Paul Heyman's Feelings About the new ECW: He would come to work and just tell me how much disdain and loathing he had for Vince. I remember him saying it was like Vince had raped his wife, because ECW was so close to his heart and Vince f***ed it. He felt Vince enjoyed watching him suffer, while ripping apart the fabric of ECW week by week. But Paul has no resentment now and no desire to get back at Vince. He has made balance and is in a peaceful stage, like I am. It's just something we laugh about.


October 22nd, 2009

Former WWE & ECW champion Rob Van Dam appeared on the Between The Ropes radio show with Brian Fritz on Tuesday night and talked about his experience at Sunday's TNA Bound For Glory event. Van Dam met Vince Russo and Dixie Carter for the first time at the show.
To listen to the full interview, visit BetweenTheRopes.com.

Regarding his meeting with Vince Russo, he said, "I think that was the first I've met him," Van Dam said. "I've talked to him on the phone a few times. I stood there and talked with him for a few minutes the other day. I've only known him by reputation before, which was a little choppy." Van Dam sounded a bit skeptical of Russo, but acknowledged that most of what he's heard has been second and third hand information.

Van Dam also described his brief encounter with TNA president Dixie Carter. "It was real short," Van Dam said. I introduced myself to her. She said, 'Yeah, we've talked on the phone.' And then it was it was real awkward like she wanted to talk, but there wasn't anything to say."


October 16th, 2009

Rob Van Dam appeared on the Between The Ropes radio show this past week and when asked about rumors of him attending TNA's Bound For Glory pay-per-view this Sunday considering it's taking place in his hometown area, he confirmed he would be there. However, he also noted, "Well, I certainly don’t have any plans of bringing my wrestling boots."

The former WWE Champion added that his wife Sonya has been talking to Sharmell and that he plans on seeing his good friend Booker T at the show.


October 13th, 2009

Reader "Lee" sent in word that he called RVD's Internet radio show the other night to discuss the main topic of the show, which was whether RVD should return to WWE or go to TNA. When he called in, the person who was screening the calls asked whether he thinks RVD should go to WWE or TNA. When he said WWE, the screener responded, "Ok, well I will put you through anyway".

Lee got the strong impression that they were trying to get more TNA callers and push possibility of RVD going to TNA. Van Dam mentioned during the show that going to TNA would put him closer to his parents, who live in Florida.


October 6th, 2009

Greetings everyone. I hope you are all feeling the best you’ve ever felt in your entire life- today! 

Is that too much to ask?

What's up?


Wednesday, Oct 7th we will have our first fan appreciation day...or as I call it-"the Sell Out Show”!

Go to robvandam.com to RVD RADIO between 6-8pm pst, or call (347)308-8754 to talk or to listen in.
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September 14th, 2009

Rob Van Dam defeated Joe E. Legend Friday night in Portimão, Portugal to capture the WSW World title. He defeated Lance Cade the following night to retain the gold.


August 18th, 2009

Rob Van Dam has been announced as the first name for WrestleReunion 4 in Los Angeles in January of 2010. RVD will be appearing for a signing and wrestling that weekend, the first will he will have wrestled in the United States in a while.


July 10th, 2009

Former WWE & ECW Champion Rob Van Dam appeared on on MSNBC's Morning Meeting show to debate the legalization of Marijuana. RVD was opposed by Barry McCaffrey, a a former national drug policy adviser and U.S. Army general. RVD argued marijuana use should be legalized, taxed and regulated by the federal government similar to how alcohol is handled. He said legalization would pump "billions of dollars" into the U.S. economy. RVD also criticized the government's anti-marijuana policy as a bunch of lies. Head over to MSNBC.com to watch the segment online.

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