ECW Legend, Rob Van Dam, in an interview with Sports Illustrated, claimed that WWE wanted to turn him heel during his last run with the company. RVD, a fan favourite, was supposed to team up with Paul Heyman, in this alleged heel turn.
RVD claims WWE pitched him an idea to be the next ‘Paul Heyman Guy.' Here’s what he said:
“The office wanted to put me with Paul and turn me heel. But I already have one foot out the door in wrestling, so why change to a heel when I’m on my way out? I’ve been so willing to stay strong and stick to my guns for so long when it comes to my beliefs. I’m a symbol to people for a lot of different things, and changing me to a heel, at the last minute, could change that.”
Rob Van Dam has had an impressive career so far, he has had many notable matches in ECW, that had put him on the map. RVD is also the only wrestler to have held WWE Championship and ECW Championship, simultaneously.
His most notable victory was against John Cena, at the ECW house show, One Night Stand in 2006. The whole arena was behind him, as he brought the WWE Championship to ECW after pinning Cena.
Watch the moment RVD created history and brought the WWE Championship to ECW:
Furthermore, RVD discussed his current stance on working with WWE:
“I hope that the right opportunity presents itself so that I will do another run with WWE. For me, the fans missing me and wanting to see me on TV is very important, but the business end of it also has to be right. I hope that the right opportunity presents itself so that I will do another run with WWE. For me, the fans missing me and wanting to see me on TV is very important, but the business end of it also has to be right.”
RVD further went to talk about Sabu’s current condition as well as his views on Jeff Hardy’s heel turn in TNA.
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