WWE Hall Of Famer Doesn’t Think He’ll Ever Retire – “Why Bother?”

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One WWE Hall of Famer doesn’t believe an official retirement is worthwhile, particularly not when he’s still working.

Rob Van Dam has accomplished plenty during his decades in the wrestling business, and at the age of 52, his career has slowed down but he’s still wrestling on occasion. Speaking on the latest episode of his 1 of a Kind podcast, RVD opened up about the possibility of retirement, admitting that he hasn’t put much thought into it.

“I used to think I was going to retire a few years ago. I haven’t put a lot of thought into it. I just kind of figured semi-retired and I would probably just not pick up bookings anymore eventually or whatever, but now I don’t think I ever will. Why bother? I’ll probably be like Dory Funk Jr and just never retire.

“As much as I pride myself on being genuine and honest and I like to set an example by the way I live, I wouldn’t want to retire and then come back two years later and wrestle again like everybody does, but I don’t know that I would miss it and that’s why I thought it would be easy to do before because people always ask, ‘Do you miss it?’ ‘No.’ I’m still doing it. “

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Continuing, Van Dam said that as long as he has more matches on the books, he has no plans to look toward retirement.

“Maybe if I didn’t do it and I knew I wasn’t going to do it again, for sure I would have a different perspective, whatever it is, but instead, it’s the opposite. I have one match coming up for sure. I might have three before then that are on the developmental table, let’s say. Let’s see what happens there. That’s my thoughts on retirement anyway.”

Elsewhere on the podcast, RVD opened up about his interaction with Vince McMahon after he and Sabu were pulled over with drugs in their car.