Rob Van Dam Talks About Being X Division Champion, Wrestling Small Venues and More
As noted earlier, Rob Van Dam recently spoke with Ring Rust Radio. Here are some highlights from the interview.
Wrestling at TNA live events in smaller venues: “You said it right there when you said ‘intimacy’; that connection that we have with the fans is irreplaceable. Back in the ECW days, the fans were part of the show, they were a big part of the show, and it was our connection, and relating to them and them relating to us, that made the whole show.”
Being X-Division Champion: “Well, I’m having fun as the X Division champion right now. I do find myself wrestling a lot of the younger, newer guys; guys that I haven’t been wrestling all over the world for many years. I do notice a big difference in the chemistry, but I accept my position. These guys modeled themselves after me and watched me stand out, and they wanted to stand out that way; that’s what the X Division is about. Once I had someone else explain that to me besides me just assuming that’s what it was, I really felt more obligated to take control.”
His ideal opponent for his retirement match: “I haven’t given this question any thought, but my initial reaction when you asked me was Sabu. I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather wrestle than Sabu, and if I was in that predicament where it was my last match, Sabu would probably same the same thing.”