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Rob Van Dam On When He Is Going To Retire From Pro Wrestling

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During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Old School ECW/WWF Legend Rob Van Dam was asked if he ever thought about retiring from in-ring competition.

Here’s what RVD replied:

“Not really. I mean, sometimes the thought goes through my head if I’m having a bad travel day for instance. ‘I’m done! I hate this! I just want to be home. Traveling sucks!’. I’ll have those moments inside my head but they usually don’t last that long.

I used to think I was going to retire, that was several years ago and I thought I was probably close to hanging the boots up. But now I don’t really think I will. I think I’ll be like Dory Funk Jr. I may quit taking bookings but I don’t think I’m going to make a big deal out of being retired because the credibility of wrestlers retiring is so blown anyway, you know?

So I don’t think I will announce a retirement. Sabu used to say it’d be cool if we did a retirement tour and what if we went around the world and wrestled for all the companies that we’ve wrestled for. But the timing of that didn’t work out too well because he finished up before me.”

Sabu hasn’t wrestled since an independent show (XWW in California) in July 2021.

Rob Van Dam, often known as RVD, enjoyed a prolific professional wrestling career spanning over three decades. He began wrestling in 1990 and gained prominence in various promotions, including ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling), WCW (World Championship Wrestling), the WWF (World Wrestling Federation) / WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) and TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling).

RVD’s unique style and high-flying moves made him a fan favorite, and he remains an iconic figure in the world of pro wrestling.

The former WWE Champion’s latest match took place on last week’s episode of AEW Collision, where he teamed up with Taz’s son Hook to defeat Matt Menard & Angelo Parker.

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