The Whole F’N Show, Rob Van Dam, will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year over WrestleMania week. RVD, a veteran of the ring, wrestled for multiple companies such as ECW, WCW, TNA and of course WWE.
The news of RVD’s induction was leaked previously as Sabu was speaking on the NWC show saying: “Hey, Rob Van Dam is getting into the WWE Hall of Fame this year, I think … I wasn’t supposed to say nothing, but you can tell people that.”
The WWE universe has not seen him on the company’s screens since 2019, when he appeared on the RAW reunion show on July 22. RVD’s last full-time tenure in the company was between 2013 and 2014.
RVD has been a free agent since departing IMPACT Wrestling last year and has a WWE Icons episode set to debut on the WWE Network in the coming weeks.
Having joined ECW in 1996, where he became the company’s biggest star, RVD joined WWE in 2001 during the Invasion Angle and would go on to win the WWE Championship, ECW World Heavyweight Championship, Intercontinental Championship, European Title, Tag Team Championship, Hardcore Title and The Money In The Bank during his time with the promotion.
He joins a class that includes Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Kane and The Great Khali. They will be inducted in a pre-taped ceremony that will air on Tuesday, April 6th, during WrestleMania week on WWE Network and Peacock. The 2020 class (the nWo, The Bellas, JBL, Davey Boy Smith, Jushin Thunder Liger) will also be inducted.
RVD recently spoke to The Dropkick Podcast, indicating he’d return to the WWE on a part-time schedule, but only if the money was right, he said:
“One thing that I know is that there’s no way that I would ever go back to the schedule that I was on, you know what I mean? Right now, the pandemic, it doesn’t look like anybody’s doing that schedule but I don’t expect that to last that much longer. Looks like my perspective is like the world is starting to open back up again and so I expect there to be some shows. In fact, I’m booked on a show coming up: Frontline Pro April 3rd in Wisconsin.
“But you know money talks, you know what I mean? Like if it was right then it’s worth it, but definitely I don’t have any interest in being, you know [full-time]. I don’t get excited about working with young kids, I don’t miss being in the ring, I don’t care. If it’s worth it, it’s worth it. It’s not that I don’t care, but It’s just you know I go with the flow and that’s how I make my decisions. I wouldn’t hold my breath to see me wrestle on TV again.”