The One Way Rob Van Dam Wants To Make History In AEW

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Rob Van Dam is heading back to AEW where he will rekindle an old rivalry with the current AEW World Champion Samoa Joe.

Rob Van Dam will be in action on the 21st of February edition of AEW Dynamite when he teams with HOOK and Hangman Adam Page to go up against Swerve Strickland, Brian Cage, and Samoa Joe in a huge trios match.

Rob Van Dam and Samoa Joe first crossed paths in TNA back in 2010 and speaking on his 1 Of A Kind podcast, RVD noted that it doesn’t feel like 14 years since he first locked up with The Samoan Submission Machine:

Samoa Joe is awesome by the way, you know, and it doesn’t seem like that long ago to me having that match. So when you put the year in like that it makes sense, then it’s like, ‘Wow, okay.’ So I guess 14 years ago, that’s a pretty big chunk of time. You only get so many 14 [year] blocks of time in your life.

Rob Van Dam Could Make History As AEW Champion

With Joe the current AEW World Champion, the discussion then turned to Van Dam possibly going after that gold. The WWE Hall of Famer noted that he’d be open to making even more history by winning that title and thinks it would prove an inspiration to people:

So if I go after the AEW Championship, say I collect that f***ing gold and add that and become the only wrestler to have held the WWE, TNA, ECW and AEW Championship. I mean, I do s*** like that. I’m always finding new ways to stand out and be one of a kind.

Imagine if that happened, how inspired people would be in general to think they grew up watching me decades ago. And then here at 53, they’re seeing me, perspectively, maybe having the best matches or the best year of my career.

CM Punk is closest to that achievement having held the WWE, AEW, and ECW Championships. Punk captured the WWE version of the ECW Title but it wasn’t until Rob Van Dam was in WWE that he held that same belt.

Samoa Joe will defend the AEW World Championship at Revolution, not against RVD, but rather against both Hangman Adam Page and Swerve Strickland in a three way match.