Rob Van Dam has been confirmed as the newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, alongside Molly Holly, Eric Bischoff, Kane and The Great Khali.
The induction was confirmed by Ryan Satin (WWE on Fox), with RVD stating “It’s a pretty awesome feeling. Just like you probably would imagine, it feels like I’m being acknowledged and appreciated for my body of work. It feels very good. I’m honored.”
With a WWE Championship, six Intercontinental Titles, five Tag Team Championships, four Hardcore Championships, the European Championships under his belt in WWE alone, it is without question that Van Dam deserves to be inducted amongst the greats on Tuesday, April 6th. 2021.
His highlight in WWE was unquestionably his WWE Championship win over John Cena at ECW One Night Stand 2006. The victory saw RVD finally win the major championship in WWE and in front of the partisan ECW fanbase that he helped as much as anyone to build in the late 1990s.
Before his time in WWE began properly in 2001, Van Dam had been one of the standard bearers in ECW, winning the tag team titles with Sabu and setting the record as the longest ECW Television Championship holder of all time. While in the company, RVD engaged in classic battles with a number of superstars, most prominently Jerry Lynn. During this time, Van Dam also aligned himself with Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler to make then ground-breaking appearances on Monday Night Raw and to team with Lawler and Sabu in one of ECW’s hottest ever angles.
After his time in WWE, Van Dam enjoyed a number of runs as part of TNA/Impact Wrestling. The highlight of his time with the company was a TNA World Heavyweight Championship win over AJ Styles in 2010.