• Former WWE Champion On How CM Punk’s Big Ego Is A Good Thing
ECW/WWF Legend Rob Van Dam was recently interviewed by WWE Ruthless Aggression Era veteran Rene Dupree on an episode of the weekly ‘Cafe de Rene’ podcast, and they spoke about their former WWE opponent CM Punk.
Here’s what the former WWE Champion had to say about Punk’s AEW All Out 2022 behaviour that led to the infamous backstage fight:
“I’m into it. I’m interested to see the full circle, like what happens from this energy. Being the zen master that I am, let me point out because a lot of people might not notice, but pro wrestling is full of the most, by population probably, the most amount of ridiculously extreme egos that you will ever see jammed together.
I think there is a good chance that CM Punk, just from feeling his energy, probably has as big of an ego as anybody that I’ve interacted with in the business.
Those are the guys that get ahead, the guys that really believe in themselves. But then at the same time, it is really hard for me as another guy in the locker room, I think they believe in themselves too much. Some of it can be like natural heat, like The Miz. It’s just so easy to hate him.
When someone comes back through the curtain after their character could have given the most believable speech that got all the heat in the world, if they can come back through the curtain and be humble, and realize that they are one amongst many, that is a really good place to be in.”
After working for Paul Heyman’s ECW from 1996 till it closed its doors in January 2001, RVD joined the World Wrestling Federation a few months later and became a household name and even a main eventer, several years before winning the WWE Championship in 2006.
‘The Whole F’N Show’ stayed with WWE until 2007, then wrestled for Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) from 2010 to 2013 and returned to WWE for a 2nd run (2013-2014) with the company.
After returning to IMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA) for another run (2019-2020), he’s now a free-agent, but recently told NBC Sports that he’d actually be happy to return to WWE.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (October 1, 1989) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Demolition vs. Don Champ & Craig O’Reilly
“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka vs. Bob Bradley
Haku vs. Mario Mancini
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper vs. Barry Horowitz
“The Widow Maker” Barry Windham vs. Butch Mayo
Rick Martel vs. Jim McPherson
The Bushwhackers vs. Chris Duffy & Gary Wolfe