Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jun 23, 2013
Rob Van Dam Reveals Why He Left TNA

Rob Van Dam Reveals Why He Left TNA

Rob Van Dam responded to a fan on Twitter who asked why he decided to leave TNA Wrestling and return to WWE. Here is what he said:

Fan: @TherealRVD @NeKap what made u wanna leave TNA?

Rob Van Dam: “@LCameeno86: RVD @NeKap what made u wanna leave TNA?”Contract expired. So did professionalism, courtesy and respect.

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42 Responses to “Rob Van Dam Reveals Why He Left TNA”

  1. HolsG says:

    Arragant prick! (not for his tweet) Not gonna miss him a bit, TNA treat their wrestlers like people and give them time off and allow them creative input to show how good they are – maybe RVD is crap and couldn't cope with TNA???…

    • tna24 says:

      actually he has a point stuff like that is why so many other people have left. dixie the best, it other people within the company that some wrestler dont like.only reason sky back, is because dixie got her back herself

      • Sturk says:

        That doesnt make it FACT!! You have a company full of employee's SOMEONE will be disgruntled. Whereever you work at RIGHT NOW there is some disgrunted person who used to work there. ITS LIFE not even nothing to deep nor does it say anything bad about TNA. You cant please everybody and besides that RVD was let go, they didnt want to resign him so they did not bother to call him so the story goes. But you can never listen to one sign of the story cause you dont have all the information. TNA never gives their side cuz they dont have to

    • jbcissom says:

      I gotta agree with tna24… and you. It's ironic that those were the words that came out of RVD's mouth. Also, ol' Brucey had this reputation back in the day at WWE as well. People complain about Hogan and Bischoff alot, when in reality, their anguish should be directed at Prichard.

      • Peckar says:

        You's are all so well informed. Unless this is stuff you read on the dirt sheets. Shock, horror.

        • Roid Master says:

          Why do you take this stuff so personally? Get over your obsession with "dirt sheets". Most of us get our information from websites like this. Relax Buckaroo…nobody is hurting you.

          • Peckar says:

            I don't. The whole "they suck when they leave" thing gets a bit old after the hundreth time. Who's obsession? First time I have mentioned it. Sounds like you are the one who's nerve has been hit cowboy.

        • DirkB says:

          Prichard is head of talent relations, he's the one that does the contracts. The same guy that forgot about Roode and let his contract run out, the same guy that was lowballing the talent, like what happened with Velvet Sky.

          • Philly_Cheese says:

            I think you're right, Prichard has built a very bad reputation among many who have worked with him in WWE. It makes you wonder why exactly WWE let him go in the first place… He was fired by WWE with them saying "it's time for him to move onto other things", but honestly if someone is doing their job well they wouldn't be fired.

  2. Ultimate_X says:

    we have to consider though, that to rob 'greatest ever' van dam a lack of courtesy or respect could be tna not wanting to renew his contract and hurting his ego through it, and to be honest i dont blame tna, he wasnt bringing much to the company…. for real tna fans, most of them were pretty tired of him, myself included, feel pretty indifferent to his departure.

  3. jp says:

    Translation- I sucked ass in tna, barely have an effort, and they wouldn’t reward me with another title run. That isn’t even considering how bad on the stick he is

  4. RatherBeAtNitro says:

    Yeah your professionalism expired you prick, you didn't give a shite in your time in TNA.

  5. andy3323 says:

    And…….you can stop posting news on a guy who is no longer with TNA………starting…………two days ago! GO!

  6. purpleurkel says:

    Will Vince allow him to smoke pot and perform in wwe? Don't they drug test?

    Maybe the wwe sheep will be impressed with the tired ass moves rvd

  7. weallreviewmovies says:

    Good riddance. He was his own biggest fan and was disrespectful and egotistical throughout his TNA run.

  8. TwIsTeD_EnEmY says:

    The whole time RVD was in TNA he was saying that they showed him respect, while WWE didn't.
    Now its the other way around it seems ?

    • Luis says:

      Now that RVD is in WWE I can see a couple wrestlers getting signed even tho they won’t benefit TNA unless itz Edge lol well keep posting TNA nonsense I will be correcting all opinions

  9. Mr. Excitement says:

    I find it hilarious how some of you are so angry about his comments.
    Seriously, who cares… Move on…
    The guy's in his 40's and don't expect his body to perform the same as it did 15 years ago.

    If you don't like him, be grateful he's not with TNA anymore.
    Be happy the WWE took him back.

  10. Nova_numb says:

    I think of course he is going to say he didn't get respect in TNA, especially when he signed a deal with WWE. I mean when you start a new job, you don't talk about how great you past job is…That's kinda stupid. I never thought he was anything special. He wasn't good on the Microphone unless he had Fozzie to do all of the talking and him to just add in a few words and point to himself at the end. His moves were at one time something special, until younger, faster guys came along and showed off all kinds of stuff he can't do anymore. I think WWE has brought him in for one big push, they will hype his return like he is Lesnar or The Rock…The WWE loyalists will eat it up, might gain them a ECW fans for a few…Then we aren't likely to see him again. Personally I don't think he is going to be in the long term. He will eventually end up on a Legends Contract and that's that…More power to him.

  11. RavenNevermore says:

    I got sick of no job Rob in TNA he is now really slow. So he will be great with wwe’s slow pace. I am so happy Dixie did not resign him. Lots of class to the other TNA stars who had to water themselves down to wrestle mr limited RVD. I bet he still smokes pot as well. WWE acts all holy on drug testing. But look at Censorship. The Rock and frakenberg. They are definetly on steroids. Not to mention old man McMahon who has never stopped.

  12. weallreviewmovies says:

    I really hate RVD.

  13. brahbrah69 says:

    Honestly RVD is good but was poorly booked in TNA and did give a lack luster effort, but a lot of these people bashing RVD are somoa joe fans. RVD mic work isnt good but you guys will say they need to push joe for the title and shit joe is awful on the mic lacks an charisma and is shaped like a squash.. Hes fat and his character is beyond bland. When RVD goes back to the WWE the 20,000 people in the arena are going to mark out if Somoa joe went in front of a crowd of 20,000 people he would get little to no reaction.

    • soyfenomenal says:

      Joe lacks charisma? Lol.

      • brahbrah69 says:

        An out of shape hawiian trying to be a badass is charisma ?

        • jbcissom says:

          That "fat" squash as you call him more than likely could run circles around you… on his hands.

        • soyfenomenal says:

          He's not even Hawaiian, you halfwit. If he's so out of shape, you should be more than happy to step into a ring or even cage with him. I mean, since you're clearly his physical superior, you would have no problem beating him. Lol.
          I'm sure Joe is apologizing to you in his head that he's not full of injections like The Rock.

    • toddmikki says:

      Alright well let’s start by saying brah dont use my word brah you h0m0. 2) i have a coworker that has never watched tna, and heard him saying that he missed wrestling because wwe is so awful he couldn’t last through that childish crap. I told him to watch tna on Thursday at 9 that its the new company that will eventually take down wwe, so he did, on friday he was like that wasn’t to bad, the storylines threw him since their months long and then said but my word that samoa guy has got to be the absolute greatest wrestler that hes ever seen! Joe IS amazing, rvd is an old washed use to be midcarder now a low card rated g loser!

  14. Stunner says:

    I hope RVD doesn’t think he’s going in getting a world title push. Lol!

  15. monsters are real says:

    Prickhard is a agent for the wwe juggernaut, he purposefully let roode’s contract expire so wwe could snap him up but it didn’t work

  16. TheMiwyun says:

    What about Goldberg

  17. tnadude says:

    BVD is entitled to his opinion. But for crying out loud – does it make ANY sense to publicize it? It just makes him look childish, and doesn't help TNA or WWE either.

  18. Smallblondeprincess says:

    This entire thread can be summed up with the words of a bald headed idiot named Jessie J- “it’s all about the money, money, money”

  19. Whatsup121 says:

    RVD could have better ways to say it

    Instead he comes off as a bad person

    For what he said

  20. lowridinAllDay says:

    I see Peckar is still on here….smart talkin and down talkin people….poor little troll…I know your type…5’6″ tall, 215 lbs, portly, put of shape, avid video game player….you sir,….are a hamster…..again….you sir, truly are a hamster…

  21. 2blackbelts says:

    I new RVD in both WWE and TNA and while not friends, he was cordial and polite. I think he went back for 2 reasons, money and the eventual WWE HOF. 2bb

  22. TFnatureboyfig4 says:

    I'm sure professionalism, courtesy, and respect expired somewhere along the way…but whose?

  23. JoeWrestling says:

    RVD always keeps saying while he was in TNA people kept asking him when he's returning to wrestling? Ok, fair enough TNA is a company for wrestling fan, which there aren't as many as TV fans. But maybe RVD should stop and think how loyal his fans are if they haven't even bothered to wonder where he's been since 2007. The people asking him aren't even his fans, just some people who recognize him from winning the WWE title in 2006. A match he won where Edge interfered and speared Cena, and the ref didn't even count the pin. It was just a ECW nostalgia show at Hammerstein Ballroom, so of course RVD had to win.

  24. YourRandomHero says:

    Never Posted on anything here before, But I felt the need, or urge if you will to comment on this subject. I was ALWAYS a fan of RVD since his early days of WCW/ECW, Met him on several occasions and he is a great guy. However and I mean this with the utmost respect when I say, Good Riddance. I have been tired of watching him wrestle these days,
    He has declined into a side show act if you will. He really does not "wrestle" he comes out and performs for the crowd. (Which he still draws for his name). But in all reality, he really does nothing more then a few kicks and his signature moves. I feel like watching any of his matches now are the same thing over and over and I honestly had gotten to the point I just changed the channel when he was scheduled next on Impact.
    I even got to the point where when his music hit I found myself singing "R V D, THE WHOLE BORING SHOW" before clicking the channel over to find something to bide my time till his segment ended. WWE can have him back, They will boost him up far above where he should be. Give him a title run, then quickly drop him back into being a mid carder. I give it 2 years TOPS before WWE drops him.

  25. incognitowolfe says:

    rvd mad he jobbed to kenny king cause he thinks he's "above him" classless fool!

  26. XcluZive says:

    I never thought it would become a day I would ever say this, growing up on Hulk Hogan and Sting and being a fan for many of years, but they are Killing TNA! Hulk and Sting are one of the 2 most paid guys at TNA. Hogan is old and cant wrestle anymore, and sting is just old. If either one of them stay I say Sting but make him a manager or something. I feel like Dixie thing the company cant survive without Hulk to draw in ratings. If they got rid of Hogan I know that would free up money to actually get a big star. It may sound too far out the picture, but try to get Randy Orton since WWE is messing him over in matches now. TNA needs a big star to make a real "IMPACT" to actually get ppl to watch the program. TNA got a lot of homegrown talent but they dont use them right, like I said in another post why have Crimson to leave for a year and then come back just to lose his 1st match back? It make no sense. Why Sting said no one in the back was there to help him yet you picked 2 of the guys backstage that wasnt there to help him to be in MEM? TNA YOU GOTTA DO BETTER! I BEEN A FAN SINCE DAY ONE BUT SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE.

    • Ozzfactordro says:

      AMEN TO THAT! I liked RVD in the day and actually wish him well in WWE. However, we all know he has a severe lack of mic skills and the most redundant and repetitive move set. If you watch a match of his from 2000, then 2003, then 2006, then 2009 and so on, you’ll realize that you’re watching the same damn match over and over. Dude has NEVER reinvented his character either. I actually hoped and wished that Dixie wouldn’t renew his contract. He brought nothing to the table to make TNA a better company. Now, if she could only find a way to ditch the Bolleas… I love Hogan, but he either isnt allowed or isnt capable of having great promos. And as far as Sting; that guy can still bang out an insanely great promo and if they’re gonna keep a legend around, it’s gotta be Sting. I really hope the MEM can get some of the guys that used to be really over that have kinda stalled out like Joe and Morgan. Long live TNA!!!

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