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Rob Van Dam On If He has Had Talks With All Elite Wrestling

Rob Van Dam, who has been in the wrestling business for over 30 years, is one of the greatest talents in all of pro wrestling. RVD has been a staple for ECW for years and has even amassed great successes in each and every pro wrestling promotion he has worked for.

After wrestling for WWE, RVD became part of the independent scene for a number of years before making his return to IMPACT last year. RVD then worked for IMPACT Wrestling for two years before ending his pro wrestling run there.

RVD, now being a free agent, has his professional wrestling future up in the air once again. Speaking to Thibaud Choplin, RVD made it perfectly clear that he has not had talks with anyone in AEW yet, and at the end of the day, it all comes down to the money for him.

This is what RVD said:

“I’m not in talk with Chris Jericho or anyone in AEW. I’m all about the money.” “You know, people don’t understand. Some fans are ignorant. They don’t understand it’s a business. Some people think that when I had the WWE belt and the ECW belt, I was in my prime, and they probably think that I wish I was still there. But now I make 20 to 30 times in one match what WWE was paying me at the lowest.”

“I could make that much more money in one match than in 20 matches. Why would you want to work 30 matches to make the same money that you can work one match and make money? That’s something fans can’t understand cause they think we just love to be in the ring 24/7.”

RVD then talked about why some guys are seemingly unable to grab their own brass rings. RVD said that it is all about selling tickets.

This is what RVD said:

“It’s all about selling tickets.” “I’ve always looked at it this way. If people aren’t buying tickets to watch you and support you specifically, then you’re just a spot on the card. You’re just a spot, a spot killer. I never was that guy. Maybe when I started out. But a lot of people that are just good hands, you know, they feel like they have more coming to them because they paid a lot of dues. But sometimes they’re not as marketable. Cesaro, I think he’s one of the best guys there and Dolph Ziggler is very good.”

“I have to think that their push, or lack of push, have a lot to do with how some specific people feel about them personally, and that’s always an issue in the WWE. The guys that make the actual decisions often seem to have different opinions than a lot of the fans people, about what’s worth money and what should be pushed or showcased.”

RVD then talked about potentially making the transition from pro wrestling to commentating. While RVD stressed to never say never, he doesn’t see a future either in a role such as that.

This is what RVD said:

“I am an opportunist, you know, but I really don’t think that it’s likely.” “I don’t have a passion for any of what you mentioned. But if everything just fell into place, who knows? And if it was the right choice to make at the time. I would say don’t bet or anything like that right now.”

“Right now, it really looks like RVD CBD is going to take over more and more of my time. There’s so many different deals and contracts that are being materialized, between the distribution, manufacturing like there’s so many people I’m dealing with right now. It really looks like this is going to continue to keep me busier and busier and be here. And, you know, one of the best parts is the reviews that I get from people. They love the product and they’re just saying, ‘Thank you so much. You help the quality of my life!’ And that’s amazing. You know, I made my CBD pain cream different than everybody else’s and it’s paying off because people tell me they haven’t been able to get results from anything. They tried mine and now the pain is gone and that hits me straight in the heart. That’s almost as good as me getting a check.”

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