Former WWE, ECW and TNA world heavyweight champion Rob Van Damn spoke with burlington county times and here are the highlights:
On not being on the road as often anymore
“The 18-year-old me wouldn’t understand the 43-year-old me because then I wanted to travel and see the world,” he said. “But I love being home. Some guys are on the road and can’t wait to get home, others are at home and can’t wait to get on the road. I’m definitely the one who wants to be home.”
Fans rarely left disappointed
“In the original ECW, I’d go out without restraints,” Van Dam said. “I’d go out and Paul Heyman said give it what you got. Even on pay per view, he’d say go out and feel it. I’m not sure if it was unprecedented, but it allowed me the freedom to make connection. Fans counted on Rob Van Dam, and as a wrestler and an artist, it was exactly what you’d want.”
“When I go out, I want to make sure that if there was a person who was seeing me for the first time, I wanted them to be impressed.
“And in ECW, we were wrapping chairs around each other’s skulls. It was great. It was only the toughest people in the world. We were doing brainbusters on the floor, every single night.
“When I went out, not just the fans, but I wanted the wrestlers to think they could never do what RVD does.”
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