Rob Van Dam has given his thoughts on how he felt about Seth “Freakin” Rollins paying tribute to him at Extreme Rules with some RVD-like gear.
The final match at WWE Extreme Rules on October 8th, 2022 saw Matt Riddle defeat Seth “Freakin” Rollins in a Fight Pit match. While the match was very good, a lot of people also talked about what Rollins wore for the match.
Since it was Extreme Rules and WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam is an Extreme Championship Wrestling legend, Rollins decided to pay tribute to the man known as RVD. Plus, Extreme Rules was also held in Philadelphia, which is considered the hometown of the ECW brand.
After a very successful run in ECW as the most popular star in the promotion, RVD signed with WWE in 2001. During his WWE career, RVD won the WWE Title in 2006, he was a six-time Tag Team Champion, he won Money in the Bank, and was very popular with WWE fans the entire time. RVD last competed in a WWE match in 2014.
In an interview with Steve Fall of WrestlingNews.co, Rob Van Dam gave his thoughts on Rollins paying tribute to him.
“It’s pretty cool you know because they were in Philadelphia and it was some kind of Extreme Rules match so it was cool to be the role model for that whole thing, for at least Seth. Nah, I found out on Twitter the next day like everybody else.”
“I understood it more the next day as I got a little bit more info and then of course some people are like ‘Dude they’re gonna reach out to you, they’re gonna bring you in’ and I’m like not thinking too much into it. Who knows, I figured it was probably Paul Heyman’s idea so I sent him a fist bump emoji.”
— WWE (@WWE) October 9, 2022