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Rob Van Dam Says Fellow Legend Botched Spots On Purpose To Work The Marks

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On an episode of his ‘1 of a Kind’ podcast, 2021 WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam spoke about his former ECW Tag Team partner Sabu and revealed that the ‘The Homicidal Suicidal Genocidal Death-Defying Maniac’ would go as far as botching spots in matches on purpose to ‘work the marks’.

Here’s what RVD had to say about Sabu:

“He would do that and he would tell me he is gonna do it, and then I would see the write up and they would be criticizing him saying that he missed a bunch of spots because it was so different.

It wouldn’t even, it wouldn’t fit in. And the only reason to do it would be ‘Hey, that would happen’.

You know, but everyone’s gonna think he f****d up. So he would do that for no reason. Like boom, set me up chair top rope.

He would slip and like, fall to the floor and everyone would be like ‘what just happened?’.

And he wanted it that realism and wanted to work the people in the moment so much that, you know, sacrificed some of his credibility with certain marks.”

Hardcore Legend Sabu – the nephew of WWE Hall of Famer The Original Sheik – most famously wrestled for Extreme Championship Wrestling (fka Eastern Championship Wrestling) between October 1993 and February 2000, but also had matches for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1995), World Wrestling Entertainment (2006-2007) and Total Nonstop Action! (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010).

Sabu is a former 2-time ECW World Heavyweight Champion, as well as a former ECW TV Champion and a former 3-time ECW Tag Team Champion, but hasn’t won any titles in the other above mentioned major wrestling companies.

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