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Interview Recap - RVD

Posted in Interview Recaps by Jack at 20:30, Feb 26 2008

By Dustin P.

RVD was the guest on the In Your Head Show hosted by Jack, One Inch Biceps and Barbie Richards at http://www.inyourheadonline.com

On this week's episode the In Your Head crew were joined by RVD. Rob confirms that he is no longer with the WWE, explaining that he was getting burnt out. He discusses his newest project, RVD TV, which is described as a real, candid, look into the life of Rob Van Dam which can be viewed at http://www.robvandam.com

Rob talks about his fight on The X-Files with Randal Cobb, explaining that he was in charge of choreographing all the action, he even had to put himself into a Boston Crab.

Rob was asked about Shane [McMahon] using his VanTerminator move. He claims that Paul Heyman showed Shane tapes of him doing the move, and although he doesn?t ?hate? Shane using the move, he seemed frustrated with it.

RVD admits that he would ?consider? going to TNA upon his return to wrestling, but feels that going anywhere else instead of the WWE would be a ?step down.?

Rob tells a story about wrestling with a younger guy, who claimed to have worked all over the world. Rob noticed that he didn?t know what he was doing when the guy tried bending Rob over his knee and spanking him. Mister Van Dam apparently doesn?t like being spanked by other men, and rewarded the individual with a German Suplex, dropping him right onto his head.

Rob doesn?t believe in being stiff with new guys.

He isn?t a member, but is a supporter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and MPP. (Marijuana Policy Project) Later on in the show Rob weighed the damages and hazards of tobacco versus that of marijuana.

Rob says that the usual formula to the top in the WWE involves; ?politicking? ?kissing ass? ?stabbing people in the back,? and holding people down, all of which Rob ?refuses? to do.

Motivational speaking is apparently a future goal for Van Dam. He would have been an MMA fighter provided it was as popular now as it was when he was a kid.

Rob isn?t too impressed with the new ECW product. He says he was fooled into believing that it would have the same spirit as the old ECW, and once he realized that there wasn?t going to be an attempt at recapturing the same atmosphere, he was no longer interested in endorsing ECW and left. He also believes that the new product hinders the legacy of the original ECW. He marks December to Dismember as ?the death of ECW.?

Rob isn?t ruling out a return, but has no interest in wrestling in the near future.

Rob also touched on being trained by Killer Kowalski, and whether or not he wanted to help train future wrestling stars.

Rob felt that the WWE?s wellness policy was ?violating? him, but felt like because of inspections from congress that something had to be done. He also said that he?d rather pay for his own medical treatment than have promoters pay for it, thus paying the workers less money.

Rob covers many topics in this 90 minute interview including upcoming appearances at The Wrestlefest March 1st in Newark, Ca. and the NWA Legend?s Fanfest this August in Charlotte, NC. For more information please visit:

For more information on Rob Van Dam and RVDTV visit: www.robvandam.com

You can listen to the full-length 90 minute interview and oher current interviews with TNA Knockout?s ODB and Traci Brooks along with D-Ray 3000 at http://www.inyourheadonline.com and new episodes Wednesdays at 8 PM EST, this week with Chikara?s Mitch Ryder.

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