Rob Van Dam appeared on “Cafe De Rene,” Rene Dupree’s podcast, this week to discuss his time with the WWE. Van Dam also discussed how he felt working for both ECW and IMPACT.
Rob Van Dam said he never felt comfortable during his time in WWE:
“For some reason, I was never really comfortable in WWE. People are like, every time someone gets fired now, which I mean is pretty crazy now how often they’ve been doing that, but the world is always shocked, like, ‘Oh my God.’ Even when I was champion, I never felt untouchable. They humbled me so much. They would give you plans, ‘We’re going to do this’ and psyche. After so much of that, it humbled me to where I’m like,‘Oh, I’m not fired. That’s cool.’”
RVD talking about working for ECW and IMPACT:
“I always say ECW was the most fun for me, but part of that fun was being hungry and knowing my efforts are building my name and the company’s name. Impact was probably the easiest contract I had, especially after WWE because I had a comparable contract and it was just to do TV once every two weeks. That was sweet even though people would ask me all the time, ‘Did you retire?’, and I would say, ‘No, I’m on Impact every week.’”
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