Rob Van Dam Says AEW “Not The Big Stressful Production Of WWE”

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Rob Van Dam says he saw a lot of people “genuinely happy” to be in AEW.

The 200th episode of AEW Dynamite was not without surprises as Jerry Lynn brought in an old friend to confront Jack Perry. Perry had been dismissive of ECW in recent weeks after defeating HOOK for the FTW Title that was introduced to ECW by HOOK’s father Taz.

Perry and Lynn were set for a face-to-face in Tampa but after telling Perry there was no way he’d ever be cleared to get physical, Lynn introduced everyone to someone who would happily make Jack Perry eat his words, his old friend Rob Van Dam.

What did Rob Van Dam think of AEW backstage?

Speaking on his One Of A Kind podcast, Rob Van Dam gave his thoughts on what he saw backstage in AEW and says he saw plenty of happy people enjoying being in the company:

“Nothing bad, you know. I’m just trying to think of what I could say about it that would make it different. It’s not the big stressful production of WWE, it’s definitely not a small little indie show either. It’s somewhere in between, but closer to WWE.

“But when I’ve done TV for international shows that my fans wouldn’t know about, like in the UK or Australia, maybe I would [compare it to that] as far as like the free air, people are walking around genuinely happy to be there. I don’t know how to describe it as being… I can’t think of anything that was like, outstanding.”

Rob Van Dam will face Jack Perry for the FTW Championship on the 9th of August edition of Dynamite in Columbus, Ohio and RVD has threatened that he could retire the unsanctioned title should he win.

Also set for Dynamite in Columbus is The Lucha Bros taking on The Blackpool Combat Club, The Hardys facing The Young Bucks, and Hikaru Shida defending the AEW Women’s Championship against Anna Jay.

h/t Fightful