Rob Van Dam Returning to WWE

Last night during the WWE Payback pay-per-view, a video was shown announcing the return of Rob Van Dam to the company at next month’s Money in the Bank PPV.

Van Dam was last under contract with the company in 2007 and decided to leave when his contract was up.  He did appear at the 2009 Royal Rumble for just the one appearance.  Then in 2010, he joined TNA Wrestling where he had been until earlier this year.

Once his contract expired, it was widely speculated where Van Dam would go next, especially after he appeared at the WWE Hall of Fame the day before WrestleMania 29.  Officially, Van Dam was there as a guest of Booker T who was being inducted that night.

Hulk Hogan always seemed to be a big supporter of Van Dam’s and wanted him back with TNA Wrestling.  But even he seemed a bit off guard last night when asked about RVD jumping over to WWE.

As for Van Dam, it will be interesting to see what kind of a deal he received from the WWE.  He has made it very public over the years that he disliked the travel schedule that came with being a full-timer with the WWE.

Brian Fritz

Brian is the founder of Between The Ropes and has also covered wrestling and MMA for The Orlando Sentinel and AOL Fanhouse. He is a self-admitted nerd, a sports nut and lists Jack Bauer as his hero. You can email Brian at fritz@betweentheropes.com or follow him on Twitter @BrianFritz.


Comments

  1. Steven of Jacksonville, Florida says:

    Brian,

    Ive never been a fan of Van Dam as a person but his unique look & style mixed with his popularity makes him a great addition to the lockeroom. Course I said that about Jericho and what have they really done with him lately?

    - Steven of Jacksonville, Florida

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