Rob Van Dam Signs With Impact Wrestling

Rob Van Dam is returning to television on Impact Wrestling.

In an interview with Sporting News, Van Dam would confirm his status with Impact Wrestling and state that he’d be there for the foreseeable future rather than just a one-off appearance alongside Sabu against Ray Fenix and Pentagon Jr.

It looks like you are going to be seeing my face around for the foreseeable future. We have an agreement to where I will be sticking after the show on Thursday. It does have a beginning and an end, but they can extend, so this is something to start us off.

I had agreed to one match, and then we talked about and discussed doing their upcoming tapings after the show on Thursday and a couple of television tapings over the next few months. We looked at the schedule moving forward, and they asked if I was available. I told them I was.”

We will see how it goes. It’s a pretty friendly schedule, which has always been important to me. I want to be home more and on the road less. That’s still something I’ve done since I left WWE in 2007.

Impact with their schedule and the position they want me to fill for my career seems like a perfect situation. Hopefully it will be mutually beneficial, and we will see “The Whole F’N Show” back on television.

Let’s see how all these new guys matchup to me. I’m not there to compete with the guys who have stolen all my moves (laughs). I’m pretty much there to be myself.

RVD via Sporting News

RVD would also go into detail about how Impact Wrestling has changed since his stint with the company back in 2010.

When I joined Impact in 2010, at the time they had started doing live television on Monday nights opposite Raw.

They brought in some former WWE guys. They changed their mindset right away and pulled away from live TV and started focusing more on trying to get their brand established and less time on trying to compete and knocking the top guys off of their spot. I don’t see WWE changing for a while of being on top.

Now, they aren’t focusing on trying to be No.1. They are focusing on being the best they can be and not worrying about everybody else. I think Impact has grown tremendously and will continue to do so.

RVD via Sporting News

It’ll be nice to see RVD back on television while maintaining a light schedule that allows him to keep a home life, especially with Impact focusing on their own product now rather than directly competing with WWE.