Sunday, 17 July 2011 12:18
Rob Van Dam Interview Recap
By Nikhil Kalhan
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Jack and OneInchBiceps were joined by current TNA star The Whole F’N Show Rob Van Dam, making his 3rd appearance on IYH.
RVD opens with news he will be attending the NWA Legends Fanfest this August in Atlanta, GA. For all the ticket information please visit www.NWALegends.com
Rob Van Dam is excited to be there and cannot wait to see more of his wrestling fans and some legends in history. He called it the ‘Wrestlemania’ of all fanfests. He will be at NWA on the 6th, because there is a TNA PPV on the Sunday. His friend Greg Price has been trying to get him to come for years, and this year it worked out.
Jack asked if he is excited about meeting any legends he hasn’t meant? RVD said he will do some homework to see who is coming. Jack asked if people remember a match or something special, does it make him proud? RVD goes of course he is recognised everywhere he goes and is happy about how much he has accomplished.
Jack asked did his match with Jerry Lynn at Destination X live up to expectations? He enjoyed the competitive level and has received great feedback. He busted his eye, got to love that, and the crowd was hot. It was intense and the biggest props were backstage when the lockeroom mentioned how good the match was. Dixie Carter, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff all gave him great feedback. Jack asked if that was his first time in the six sided ring? He said he wrestled at Triplemania 2 weeks ago in Mexico in a 6 sided ring. He goes there are more advantages because there are more corners and the rope are tigher and easier to balance. It’s different. He prefers the 4 sided ring because that represents wrestling.
Jack asked his thoughts on Kevin Nash calling him out after calling himself and Jeff Hardy ‘rockstars’? Nash didn’t have any heat with them, because he said him and Jeff Hardy were a rcokstars in wrestling during another interview. Nash attacked him but he didn’t and could have said a lot because he wasn’t the only one selling seats in the 90’s, and the wrestling world is completely different today. He liked Kevin before that and nothing has changed.
OneInchBiceps had a question from the board: Mr Moxie asked did he prefer the match with Sabu at Hardcore Justice or Jerry Lynn at Destination X? RVD said funny enough it’s the first match he compared the Lynn match with because he enjoyed both. He re-watched the Sabu one, which he normally never does, and it was brilliant. The matches were different but he prefered more freedom with Sabu because of the Hardcore rules. The match with Jerry Lynn, they had to use more creativity to sneak in the chair spots. He wanted a three way between them and will send an email to Vince Russo.
Jack asked his thoughts on EV 2.0 & Hardcore Justice? RVD said it was a great night and moment. ECW will live forever, it was very exciting and the ratings and buy rates were much higher. The highest buy-rates in a long time were for that PPV, he thought they would stick around but they didn’t.
Jack asked if Paul Heyman would be more successful in wrestling now? RVD said Paul was a very intelligent man, his passion might be a bit wary now but he still has it. He is a smart businessman and creative person. RVD says Paul was the one guy in his whole career who really knew how to showcase RVD as something special and not just as another spot on the show.
Jack said he always enjoyed his ECW matches. RVD said thanks. RVD said everyone praised him because he worked some great matches.
RVD talks about the supposed youth movement in wrestling. RVD doesn’t really agree, as you don’t want a roster of all green guys. He said in WWE that every week they would include everyone for talent meetings about how to sell and how to look at the hard camera etc because there were so many green guys on the card. But he said he and all the veterans knew all of this. He also said Steve Keirn said you would normally be a 10 year pro before finally making it to WWE and questioned why WWE brings in such young guys who are so green.
Jack thanked RVD for being on the show, RVD said likewise he will be at the NWA Legends Fanfest on Saturday August 6th, signing autographs and get your pictures with the whole f’in show Rob Van Dam.
The entire NWA Fanfest will last August 4th through the 7th in Atlanta, GA please visit www.NWALegends.com for all of your ticket needs.
Things to Check Out
-Rob Van Dam will be at the NWA Legends Fanfest this August in Atlanta, Ga. for your ticket information please visit:
-TNA Present ‘Hardcore Justice’ August 7th, live on PPV.
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