Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jun 17, 2013
Breaking News: Rob Van Dam Returning To WWE

Breaking News: Rob Van Dam Returning To WWE

A video package just aired at WWE Payback hyping the return of Rob Van Dam at WWE’s next pay-per-view – Money in the Bank.

WWE Money in the Bank takes place on Sunday, July 14th in Philadelphia, PA.

Wow. Thoughts?

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67 Responses to “Breaking News: Rob Van Dam Returning To WWE”

  1. jbcissom says:

    Glad that he won't be taking a roster spot from someone else (airtime as well). Have fun being jobbed to that pathetic gimmick that is the "funky dancers".

  2. NotCookz says:

    And the WWE sheep are chanting his name. Oh the hypocrisy.

  3. JoshuaTNA says:

    If the Wellness Policy drug testing includes weed as drug, Van Dam may be in some trouble/Not last very long. But I do wish him the best, TNA could have used him better. When RVD was world champ he did a great job and I bought into him as champ. I will forever remember him as one of the better TNA world champions up their with Bobby Roode,Kurt Angle and austin aries. Good Luck in the WWE Rvd.

    • Leg Drop Jobber says:

      Um… WWE is a multi-billion dollar corporate entity. Have corporations actually stopped bending the rules in the name of the all mighty dollar? That's news to me.

    • pepsilover2008 says:

      Randy orton, jack swagger, among other's have gotten past the wellness policy even if its well known they have broken the rules

      • Leg Drop Jobber says:

        Apparently, not well known enough.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        and Jeff Hardy went to the ring of their biggest PPV of the year..high as a kite..and TNA brought him back with open arms…at least WWE publicly acknowledges what happens and punishments at least (look at orton..he hasn't gotten a wiff of the main event scene in almost 2 years..and he was/is one of their biggest draws..

        • JoshuaTNA says:

          It's well known that Van Dam smokes Weed, I don't know how their gonna get that past the wellness tests, But something tells me this WWE Rvd relationship isn't going to work out unless WWE is willing to overlook the whole weed thing.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            I'm sure it's a deal kind of like te rock has (not full time so the wp doesn't apply)Sent from my iPhone

        • pepsilover2008 says:

          as if wwe didn't try to do the same, do you think it was coincidental wwe released jeff a month before he was arrested. They knew about it and didn't want to have to give him his 3rd strike so they wrote him out and released him for a bit till he was better and then jeff went to tna. Jack swagger is still in the main event as well. Tna and wwe are both guilty of ignoring drug related stuff.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            Oh I agree. I just find it funny people are so quick to judge wwe. But tna is just as bad. If not worse.Sent from my iPhone

          • stocksharkbite says:

            Are you kidding "Funny people are so quick to judge wwe." REALLY REALLY because know one ever ever judges TNA! WOW what you smoking?

          • Bigmike885 says:

            Did you not read the words “just as bad”. I agree. Wwe has the same issues. But some of the hack offs on this site think tna is just perfect and does no wrongSent from my iPhone

          • ricky_No1 says:

            If im not mistaken he left of his own accord and wasnt released.

        • Philly_Cheese says:

          Most of the time, wellness violations that cause stuff like what happened with Jeff and Orton are the more serious drugs. Both Jeff and Orton were on stuff a lot stronger than pot. Look at the whole Swagger scenario… I think WWE knows the effect of pot is very temporary, isn't addictive, and has very little adverse health effects.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            Isn't addictive. Haha. You're funnySent from my iPhone

          • jbcissom says:

            I gotta agree with Bm here. Personally, I haven't known or met someone who has taken one hit and then quit. Everyone that I know that does the stuff are heavy pot smokers.

          • stocksharkbite says:

            !00% agree with ya here

          • pepsilover2008 says:

            Just because the stuff itself isn't addictive, the feeling can be. It's not unlike the feeling of adrenaline, people get addicting to feeling adrenaline in their bodies like some get addicted to being high.

          • ricky_No1 says:

            If your gonna make bold statements like that do some research first

        • ricky_No1 says:

          Yes like giving titles to hardy after a violation of the wellness policy, same with mystirio . Way to punish superstars eh!

        • Rated_Maxx says:

          They suspended him for months. He cleaned up, why can't you people let go.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            I let it go just fine. But the fact that people rip on wwe for doing the exact same thing tna does is funny. Oh ya. And he came to the ring fd up and could have seriously hurt someone. So it's not as forgivableSent from my iPhone

  4. dcxboxx says:

    good to see him back in the big time. he returns for the money in the bank ppv.

  5. dcxboxx says:

    tna did give us the final rvd vs lynn match. rvd styles, maybe one day styles will go to wwe before its to late for him. now once angles contract ends he can go back to the wwe and take on daniel bryan. tna needs to start creating stars.

    • Dependant says:

      I suggest you don't mention someone going to WWE on this website people like to instantly thumbs down a person when when your saying is true.


      • Leg Drop Jobber says:

        Do you actually care about that thumbs up/thumbs down crap? I personally have been coming to this site for at least a few years and Idon't give a sh!t what anyone thinks. Thumbs down, away… DORKS. Social acceptance from a bunch of NERDS that I'll never even meet? NO THANKS. Post the truth or GO AWAY.

    • toddmikki says:

      They created AJ, samoa, Magnus, Roode, Storm, Kazarian, Daniels, Aries. ALL FUTURE STARS!

      • dcxboxx says:

        danials is not a future star is getting too old rvd is younger than daniels. daniels is 43 he is 1 year older than rvd difference is rvd is a star and former wwe world champion and is going to come back with a main event push. storm is really the only one tna could say they created. aries made it big in roh and tna isnt much bigger of a draw than roh . same for joe tna failed joe so many times someday they will get it right with him. styles same thing one day hes headling next day hes forgotton about. magnus eventually he could be. roode has been doing fine

    • SageStinger says:

      TNA needs to create stars? Like Styles, Joe, Aries, Roode, Magnus, Storm, Gunner, Williams, Sabin, EY, Kaz, Daniels to name just a few. Give me a break. In other news your super hero retained…

      • Leg Drop Jobber says:

        So what is stopping TNA from putting these "stars" in the main event against their world champion, as opposed to Sting and Jeff Hardy every time we have a new champion? In other news, you were more concerned with the WWE pay per view than what has actually been going on in TNA in the Hogan/Bischoff era.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        and in releated TNA news..Hogan is getting geared up to headline a PPV..whats the difference?

  6. Tiffanydude says:

    Good for RVD, I only wished they him gave him a rematch for the TNA Title that he never got to redeem. He wasn't the best wrestler but he did help work through the Heel Sting and Immortal story line.

  7. Get_Carter says:

    I'm not going to trash RVD's run in TNA. When he won the World Title he was still putting on quality matches and the storylines were decent. As time went on RVD seemed like he was phoning it in. Creative had little or nothing for him to do. RVD knocking Abyss' front teeth out during a botched kick was the most buzz he's had in the last couple of years. Just like Kevin Nash, RVD is going back to Vince for one final big pay day. I can't blame him – for I sure won't be watching him.

  8. locktite says:

    He is going for the cash and the exposure. And if any of you mouth breathers that are slamming him don't get that a body can only take so many bumps, and you need to grab all you can while you can, than you are going to live and die in your trailer. And I am not a huge fan of his.

    • Leg Drop Jobber says:

      Other than his hardcore match with Abyss and the match with Sabu at Hardcore Justice, I really don't recall RVD "taking so many bumps" in TNA. Please enlighten me.

      • OldManEaston says:

        RVD was like least bumpiest, least caring version of RVD in TNA, that I have ever seen. A couple times I noticed when he gave his 5 star frog splash, that instead of his usual, really selling the move as hurting himself, when I looked at his face I could almost see him thinking "Meh, that's good enough".

        He pretty much had his Spicoli gimmick down to a T though. Hey Rob you are the TNA world champion and getting one of the biggest pushes in company history, how about that?

        RVD: "Whatever dude".

        • SageStinger says:

          He also debuted with a flying kick and rolling thunder to BEAT Sting. I hated that so damn much. I did not care for RVD in TNA at all really, except for his "stoney" stuff.

  9. JChambers609 says:

    RVD was good in TNA but i can't say it's a massive loss. In my honest opinion,RVD was bringing the X-Division down as champ before King beat him.

  10. destroyer_v39 says:

    Hopefully the competitors are High Flyers/Technical. RVD, Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston, Chris Jericho, C.M. Punk, and Daniel Bryan.

    • dcxboxx says:

      dont forget el generico is on nxt and will eventually move to the main roster. sami callihan just signed and should be on nxt soon if not the main roster. the briscos are next on wwe radar as triple h is working on the tag divsion. and they would be an obvious duo to take on the wyatt family in wwe.

    • jbcissom says:

      For some time WWE has been talking about building a lightweight/cruiserweight division again. The talent is there (has been there for some time), but still no division. I'll believe when I see it or read about it.

      Also, don't forget, WWE is PG and is airing those "Don't do this at home" vignettes. Ever notice how once they went PG, you really stopped seeing the "high flying" moves other than the ocassional 619 for Rey or splash (frog or 450) from an up & comer?

  11. stevontte1 says:

    Good riddance, I'm glad he's gone. Now I want to see wwe fans that said he's old say the samething now that he's back with wwe.

  12. hangers says:

    No big loss, his performances in TNA were lackluster and ordinary. The only way he'll be workable for a decent amount of time is to turn heel but he's blocked it so far. Wrestlings moved on and age combined with dope has slowed him down..

  13. tnadude says:

    Best news I've heard all day!

  14. HolsG says:

    Couldn't be happier,
    not a fan of WWE or RVD lol

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  16. ashothunder says:

    So i Guess WWE The New Retirement home lol.

    • Cam says:

      Riggghttt when the majority of WWE’s roster is in their 20’s early 30’s while TNA’s is mid to late 30’s and 40’s. and WWE doesn’t have a 50+ year old and 60+ year old in their main storylines

  17. TheFurnitureom says:

    Money saved! TNA have made some impressive cuts to the wage bill, Foley. Flair. Booker, Nash and now RVD, it's a shame that none of them ever cared about TNA, but hey, all gone and unlikely TNA Hall of Famers. Can you imagine WWE wage bill? They are defo not as cost effective as they were 5 years ago. I don't think TNA needs to grow to compete with the WWE, I think soon enough WWE will fade into 1.0s and be worried about TNA getting 1.1s! Stay strong TNA!

    • Bigmike885 says:

      you sir, are a idiot…1st off..i don't think any of the guys you mention really care about going into TNA's hall of its a non issue. 2nd..yes..i can imagine WWE's's about 50 times the size of TNA's..but they also pull in 200-500 million a year in PROFIT (as in money after they've paid everyone) so they can afford to have a much higher payroll..3rd..wwes ratings are still hovering around 3 (sometimes higher, sometime lower) but they're product has gotten better, and they're building new stars, so I doubt they'll ever be getting 1's..but you keep your head in the clouds..its a good place to be

      • TheFurnitureom says:

        LOL did you just cut a promo on me in Larry David mode? WWE Universe has some attitude!!

        I really don't get why WWE trolls keep on coming to a TNA news site. I wouldn't be so sure about this profit you talk about, in context WWE have had to bring back literally EVERYONE bar Austin and Batista to even 'maintain' ratings – that to me, SCREAMS desperate.

        I'm just saying that TNA in proportion have maintained their own audience by trimming the wage bill, so if both trends continue, sooner or later they'll be at middle ground.

        However your right, I'm not a chairman, a shareholder, so I don't care, conversation over.

        Anyways, I didnt reply because I wanted to debate you, I just wanted tell you to find some manners, calling someone an idiot off the bat is childish, you could say it's a bit too PG.

        • Bigmike885 says:

          Well since you responded. I will respond. The profit thing comes from more than just tv ratings. They (unlike tna who isn't publicly held) has to share profit info every year. So. Yea. They do turn that big of profit. They still sell out more shows than not. Sell tons of Merch and have many other sorts of income. By the way. I come to a tna site because I like tna. Just because I like one doesn't mean I cannot like another. I just can't stand ignorant people and feel the need to argue with them. It makes me smileSent from my iPhone

      • tnadude says:

        First off – let's hold back on the name calling. It doesn't belong here. Everyone is entitled to their opinions – not just you. You preach that everyone here should keep their minds open, so please practice what you preach and hopefully everyone else will follow.

        Second, according to WWE (

        "Total revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $124.0 million. Net income was $ 3.0 million, or $0.04 per share. International activities represented approximately 21 percent of revenues in Q1 2013."

        So before you post the facts, please make sure their accurate ;).

  18. lee4tammy says:

    tna does not need no job rob

    he really did not fit in with ta and just held all the guys he faced back

    only good match he had was against abyss

    same 5 boring moves and not putting anyone over

  19. Matthew says:

    HAHAHA and you dumb ass TNA fucks thought he was going back there guess what YOU ALL WERE WRONG LOL.

  20. Bigmike885 says:

    I love how you all complain that he never put anyone over, but id bet dollars to donuts he didn't have creative control in his deal…so that's TNA creative that did that…

  21. ashothunder says:

    hey bigmike885 actually it was RVD choice to not put over any body see when he had to drop the strap too kenny king see how NO Job Rob Went Dead Weight to the King, Like i said RVD a Loser.

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