Former WWE Superstar Rob Van Dam recently addressed his current WWE status while appearing on the fifth episode of Sean Waltman’s new podcast, “The X-Pac 1,2,360 podcast. (listen above).
While talking with the former “X-Pac,” RVD talked about where things stand between himself and WWE and touches on his runs with the company in 2013 and 2014.
“I have a deal now with them, just like [Chris] Jericho, where I can do short term deals. I did a three-month deal and still did sixty-six matches in ninety days, and then the traveling. So then the next time I went back I spread it out a little more, was doing mostly just TVs and that was over five months. It was like eighty matches, or eighty-eight. Me and Jericho have the same deal but I don’t have the ambition that he does. He likes being there a lot. I mean, I really like not being on the road. A lot of celebrities are afraid of being out of sight, out of mind. I’m the complete opposite. I’ve always been trying to do as little as possible and I’m getting better at it all the time.”
Regarding whether or not he was contacted by the company to possibly make a surprise appearance in the WWE Draft a couple of months ago, Van Dam said he wasn’t. In fact, “Mr. Monday Night” pointed out that he hasn’t heard from WWE approximately a year.
“No, I haven’t heard from them since, it’s almost been a year actually. It was last October when we talked, and it really wasn’t a good time for me to go out on the road. I had personal stuff that I was going through. But there’s always a dollar amount that makes it worthwhile, you know what I mean? But the amount that would’ve made it worth it for me to go out and work wouldn’t have been worth it for them and what they were thinking, and so that just didn’t work out, which was good because I really wasn’t wanting to do it then. And also I might’ve scared them away with the number it would’ve taken to make it worth my while. So no, I really haven’t even talked to them.”
Check out Sean Waltman’s complete interview with Rob Van Dam by visiting his official podcast website at AfterBuzz TV.