Rob Van Dam: ‘There Is Nothing That Makes Me Want To Wrestle Except For Business’
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Wrestling legend Rob Van Dam recently spoke with ReelTalker about the future of his long career, including him potentially working with All Elite Wrestling, his retirement, and more.
Check out some of the highlights below (transcriptions courtesy of ReelTalker.com’s Jim Alexander):
On wanting to work with AEW:
I just always go with the flow of the universe. I’m always very happy with the way things turn out. AEW, I watch it sometimes, mostly to help Katie Forbes out. She’ll watch it, she’s up-and-coming, learning and I’ll point stuff out. There is nothing that interests me about going there (AEW), except for business.
On His Retirement:
There is nothing that makes me want to wrestle, except for business. Where a fan thinks maybe I would watch TV and dream of getting in the ring with someone, as if that’s my fantasy. That’s not really the way life works, at least not for me. It’s likely that I could be done now (wrestling) and not know it. I’d be totally fine (on never getting back in the ring), then the non-wrestling RVD would reap the rewards that come from the universe from reaching this stage. I don’t miss it like the other wrestlers. I’m not hungry to be in the ring.
On Shane McMahon using his move:
I was told that Paul Heyman showed Shane-O a video of me doing the Van Terminator and asked him, do you think you can do this? And totally gave it to him. I can’t remember who told me that though, it might have been Paul himself. I can’t imagine who else would tell me that. That’s how that happened. After a while I quit caring, but that was way later. Now, I’m like whatever.