• “They really make you a star like no other company can” – WWE Hall Of Famer
During a recent interview with Café De Rene, WWE Hall Of Famer Rob Van Dam talked about working for various promotions throughout his career, like ECW, WWF/E and TNA/Impact Wrestling.
Here’s what RVD said:
“I always say ECW was the most fun for me. Part of that fun for me was being hungry and building, knowing my efforts are building my name and the company’s name, and everything was so awesome.
And then, you know, Impact was probably the easiest contract I had, especially after WWE, because I had a comparable contract and it was just to do TV once every two weeks. And that was sweet. You know, even though people would ask me all the time, ‘Did you retire?’ And I’m like, ‘No, I’m on Impact every week on your TV’. ‘What channel?’ ‘Oh.’
WWE was definitely money and fame, more the money than the fame, that’s the thing about wrestling. But they really make you a star like no other company can compare.
I don’t care if you’re wrestling 300 days a year — not that anybody is — or taking your own bookings, it still isn’t like WWE. Boom, you get on their TV and you’ve got people in countries you’ve never even heard of that are inspired by you, and are imitating you, and are trying to buy your image on stuff.
You know, that’s only been WWE that has done that so far. But AEW is, you know, coming up, I don’t have any experience to take from that. I always say if they ask what was my favorite, ‘Well, do you want to know by money, by fun, or by easy work?’”
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• WWE Hall of Famer Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 90th birthday of Old School Wrestling veteran Bearcat Wright (Real name: Edward Wright).
During the 50s, 60s & 70s Wright wrestled all over the planet, including Australia, Hawaii and Canada.
In 2017, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, as part of their annual “Legacy Wing” inductions.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
January 13, 1932 – August 28, 1982