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Former WWE Champion Felt Dirty Around Stephanie McMahon

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On a recent episode of his ‘One of a Kind’ podcast, former WWE Champion Rob Van Dam spoke about the 2001 ECW/WCW Invasion storyline, that saw him join the World Wrestling Federation and became a part of The Alliance, that was led by Stephanie McMahon, Paul Heyman and Shane McMahon.

During the podcast, RVD was asked how he got along with Stephanie McMahon, when they first started to work together on the angle.

Here’s what The Whole F’n Show replied:

“Great! Yeah, she was always cool. Yeah, I used to (have a crush on her) at first, at first I, before I got, maybe I always still, I don’t know, I used to always, this is probably weird, because someone else, I think, I’ve only told one more person this and they thought it sounded weird, but I felt kinda dirty around her in a way that like I don’t wanna hold a baby, you know.

In a sense, I wanna wash my hands first, whatever, because I’m probably dirty or whatever.

I just felt like here’s The Billion Dollar Princess and then I just felt like here I am like my shirt is soaked in sweat from stretching and I’m like ‘Oh, hey Stephanie!’.

And for some reason every single time I hugged her, my shoulder hits her right in the chin. Still does every time. Guaranteed. I don’t know what it is. It’s bam.

And with Stephanie, I used to step on her toe too. And I always just kind of felt like I was on the other side of the fence between like they’re, this is gonna be taken the wrong way probably, but that’s how I felt thought.

I felt like they’re the flash peddlers and we’re just the talent, like that’s how I felt.

When I first got there they wanted me to do a bit of a romance angle with Stephanie and myself. And my evil ex was like the most insecure b*tch on the planet and I was like thinking ‘Oh my God, this gonna cost me so much grief at home’.

We had a talk, me and Stephanie, and she said ‘You know, just think of this like you’re an actor’.

I was like ‘That’s cool, except you call me Joe Blow because I’ve been Rob Van Dam for the last 10 years’.”

During his long, illustrious career, Rob Van Dam wrestled for all the (at that time) biggest pro wrestling promotions on the planet, including the World Wrestling Federation / WWE (1997, 2001-2007 & 2013-2014), Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1992-1993), Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996-2001) and Total Nonstop Action! / IMPACT Wrestling (2010-2013 & 2019-2020).

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