Don’t expect a Rob Van Dam retirement tour any time soon.
The WWE Hall of Famer has been wrestling for more than 30 years and has done just about all there is to do in the squared circle. With life on the road for so long and time being a factor, RVD is not ready to stop hitting Five Star Frog Splashes any time soon.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Van Dam revealed that there are days when he feels like it might be time to retire, but has since changed his mind:
“Not really. I mean, you know, sometimes the thought goes through my head. If I’m having a bad travel day, for instance, I’m done, I hate this, I just want to be home, travelling sucks. I’ll have those moments inside my head. But they usually don’t last that long. And I used to think I was gonna retire, that was like several years ago, and I thought I was probably close to hanging the boots up. And now I just don’t even think I will.
The former WWE Champion continued, stating that he won’t make a big deal out of his final match and call it a day when he feels like it:
I think I’ll be like Dory Funk Jr. And just [keep going], and I may quit taking bookings. But I don’t think I’m gonna make a big deal out of being retired because the credibility of wrestlers retiring is so broad anyway. You know, so I don’t [know]. Sabu used to say, it’d be cool if we did a retirement tour. And we went around the world and wrestled for all the companies that we’ve wrestled for. But the timing of that didn’t work out too well, because he finished up before me.”
Will Rob Van Dam Wrestle In WWE Again?
With the former ECW Champion still wrestling today and WrestleMania 40 being held in Philadelphia, fans have speculated that the extreme legend may make an appearance over the weekend. However, this might now have changed due to Van Dam’s recent appearances with AEW.
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