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Encyclopedia > Rob Van Dam
Robert Alexander Szatkowski Flag of the United States
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Ring name(s) Robbie V
Rob Szatkowski
Rob Van Dam
Height 5 ft 11.5 in (1.82 m) [1]
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (183 cm)
Billed weight 235 lb (108 kg)
Born December 18, 1970 (1970-12-18) (age 36)
Battle Creek, Michigan
Resides San Pedro, California
Billed from Battle Creek, Michigan
Trained by The Sheik
Debut 1990
Retired 2007(temporary)

Robert Alexander Szatkowski (born December 18, 1970 in Battle Creek, Michigan) better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is currently an inactive American professional wrestler. Van Dam is best known for his work with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and briefly with World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Of his many accomplishments in wrestling, he is the sixth Grand Slam Champion in WWE history. He is also one of a few wrestlers to wrestle on all three of WWE's Brands (RAW from 2002-2004 and 2005-2006, SmackDown! from 2004-2005, and ECW from 2006-2007) Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata RobVanDam. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Battle Creek” redirects here. ... San Pedro is connected to Los Angeles by a thin strip of land called the Harbor Gateway which roughly follows the 110 freeway. ... “Battle Creek” redirects here. ... Edward George Farhat (June 7, 1924 - January 18, 2003) was a professional wrestler best known as The Sheik (or The Original Sheik to distinguish him from the wrestler the Iron Sheik of the 1980s). ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Battle Creek” redirects here. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... A Grand Slam Champion in professional wrestling is a distinction made to a professional wrestler who has won all of the major titles in a promotion. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... This article is about the WWE brand. ...

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Career

Early career

Rob Van Dam made his first appearance in a wrestling ring as a teenager, when he was called up to the ring by Ted DiBiase to kiss his feet for $100 USD. Van Dam debuted in 1990 after being trained by The Sheik, wrestling his first match against Dango Nguyen in Toledo, Ohio. He went on to wrestle in many independent promotions across Michigan. He signed with World Championship Wrestling in late 1992 and was dubbed Robbie V upon his arrival. His WCW run was uneventful and largely unnoticed. Theodore Marvin Ted DiBiase Sr. ... USD redirects here. ... Edward George Farhat (June 7, 1924 - January 18, 2003) was a professional wrestler best known as The Sheik (or The Original Sheik to distinguish him from the wrestler the Iron Sheik of the 1980s). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio Coordinates: , Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Founded 1833 Government  - Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area  - City 84. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ...


He also wrestled in several independent promotions across America, and in All Japan Pro Wrestling, where he challenged for the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship on several occasions. All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) (全日本プロレス, zen nihon puroresu) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion established in 1972. ... The AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship is the top singles title in All Japan Pro Wrestlings Junior Heavyweight division. ...


Extreme Championship Wrestling (1996-2001)

In January 1996, Van Dam signed with promoter Paul Heyman's Philadelphia-based promotion Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), defeating Axl Rotten in his debut match. Van Dam's mannerisms were that of a stoner, and he became a face because of his laid back attitude and unorthodox style. Van Dam initially used "Poundcake" by Van Halen as his entrance music before switching to the song "Walk" by Pantera. Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter formerly employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... Brian Knighton (born April 21, 1971 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Axl Rotten. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... Walk is one of heavy metal band Panteras most popular and influential songs from the 1992 album Vulgar Display of Power. ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ...


He became internationally known while working for ECW. Van Dam was instantly famous after a series of hardcore, high-flying matches (beginning April 20, 1996 at Hostile City Showdown) with long-time rival Sabu when Van Dam failed to show proper respect for his opponent. Eventually, Van Dam united with Sabu under the management of Bill Alfonso and formed one of the most successful tag teams in ECW history. At ECW's first pay-per-view Barely Legal, Van Dam wrestled Lance Storm as a last-minute replacement for the injured Chris Candido. Immediately following the match, RVD expressed his distaste for being chosen as a back-up for some guy who couldn't even lace his boots. RVD went on to deliver a speech directed towards Paul Heyman which would go on to be one of his best promos. Not being originally booked on the show was a point of contention between Van Dam and Heyman for a time. is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964 better known by his ring name Sabu, is an American professional wrestler from Staten Island, New York. ... William Matthew Alfonso (born August 11, 1957 in Tampa, Florida) better known as Bill Alfonso is a former professional wrestling referee and professional wrestling manager. ... ECW Barely Legal was the first Pay-Per-View held by the now-defunct Extreme Championship Wrestling on April 13, 1997 at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Lance Timothy Evers (born April 3, 1969), known professionally by his ring name Lance Storm, is a retired Canadian professional wrestler. ... Chris Candito (March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005), better known by his ring names, Chris Candido and Skip, was an American professional wrestler best known for his participation in the World Wrestling Federation tag team known as The Bodydonnas with Zip, and his girlfriend and valet Sunny. ...


In May 1997 ECW "invaded" the World Wrestling Federation's Monday Night RAW television show, drawing the ire of color commentator Jerry Lawler. Lawler then promised he would show up at an ECW show in order to gain revenge, and when he did show up he had ECW mainstays Van Dam and Sabu with him. Van Dam would go on to cut promos about how he was too good for ECW and deserved to be in one of the "Big Two" (WWF or WCW) on one of their Monday Night programs ("Monday Night Raw" or "Monday Nitro"), while Jerry Lawler dubbed Van Dam "Mr. Monday Night" on an episode of Raw. Despite his arrogance and "betrayal" of ECW, over time Van Dam was applauded by fans recognizing his athleticism and unique maneuvers. WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image:RVDSabuDoubleLegDrop. ... In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ... WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ...


Van Dam's popularity culminated in a record 23-month reign as ECW Television Champion, including one title defense against Jerry Lynn at Hardcore Heaven 1999 that was deemed so good that Paul Heyman aired it on ECW's debut on TNN in place of a shoot promo about TNN that he was planning, but was not allowed to air, according to The Rise and Fall of ECW. The ECW World Television Championship was the secondary title in Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1992 until it folded in 2001. ... Jeremy Jerry Lynn (born June 12, 1963) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Hardcore Heaven is a former professional wrestling event from Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter formerly employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any unplanned event – that is, the event is real and not staged. ... The Rise and Fall of ECW is a documentary DVD produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


Van Dam suffered a broken ankle just weeks before he was scheduled to perform in a "champion vs. champion" pay-per-view main event against ECW Champion Mike Awesome. This match would potentially have been the most lucrative PPV main event in company history and Heyman was depending on this mega-match to bring an influx of badly-needed cash. The injury also forced Van Dam to vacate the Television Championship. The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Michael Lee Alfonso (January 24, 1965 – February 17, 2007) better known by his ring name Mike Awesome, was an American professional wrestler best known in America for his work in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and in World Wrestling Entertainment and also in Japan for his work with Frontier...


Van Dam was not advertised and did not show for a large number of ECW events due to the large sum of money owed to him, but did appear at ECW's final pay-per-view event, where he wrestled Jerry Lynn. Guilty as Charged was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view from Extreme Championship Wrestling. ...


World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment (2001-2007)

Several months after the closure of ECW, Van Dam was signed to a short term contract by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Along with fellow ECW alumnus Tommy Dreamer, Van Dam returned to WWF television on the July 9, 2001 episode of RAW in Atlanta, Georgia, attacking WWF wrestlers Kane and Chris Jericho. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ...


Despite nominally being a heel, Van Dam was popular with the WWF fans, who were aware of his reputation in ECW. After defeating Jeff Hardy for the WWF Hardcore Championship at Invasion, Van Dam became one of the most over members of the Alliance. As a tweener, he even challenged Alliance leader Steve Austin for the WWF Championship. In professional wrestling, a heel is a villain character. ... Jeffrey Nero Jeff Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ... World Wrestling Entertainments Hardcore Championship was a championship defended under hardcore rules: No Disqualifications, meaning all weapons and interference are legal. ... Invasion (sometimes typeset InVasion or alternatively billed as InVasion: WCW/ECW vs. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... The Alliance (a. ... In professional wrestling, a tweener is a character who is portrayed as being morally neutral or ambiguous (that is, they are between a face and a heel). ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ...


At the Survivor Series on November 18, Van Dam and four other Alliance members (Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Booker T, and Shane McMahon) faced five WWF wrestlers (The Rock, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane, and Big Show) in a Winner Take All match. Team WWF won, and the members of the Alliance were fired; however, as he held the Hardcore Championship, Van Dam was able to retain his job. Survivor Series 2001 was the fifteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman[2] (born March 1, 1965)[2], better known by his wrestling personas Booker T and King Booker, is an American professional wrestler. ... Shane Brandon McMahon[3][2] (born January 15, 1970)[1] is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson[2] (born May 2, 1972) better known by his former ring name The Rock, is an American actor and professional wrestler. ... Christopher Keith Irvine (born November 9, 1970), better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is an American-Canadian actor, radio host, rock musician, and professional wrestler. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ...

Van Dam after winning the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania X8.
Van Dam after winning the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania X8.

After dropping the Hardcore Championship to The Undertaker at Vengeance, Van Dam began feuds with Goldust and William Regal, the later of which concluded with Van Dam winning the Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania X8. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 373 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (535 × 860 pixel, file size: 191 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 373 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (535 × 860 pixel, file size: 191 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Vengeance is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Virgil Riley Runnels III, also known as Dustin Runnels and Dustin Rhodes (born April 11, 1969), is an American professional wrestler, currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Black Reign // Rhodes received his first national exposure in the National Wrestling Alliance in December 1988, where he... Darren Kenneth Matthews (born May 10, 1968) better known by his ring name William Regal, is an English professional wrestler. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Intercontinental Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ...

RAW brand (2002-2004)

When the WWF was divided into two "brands", RAW and SmackDown! in 2002, Van Dam was drafted to the RAW brand in the fourth round with the eighth overall pick. On Raw, Van Dam would win the Intercontinental Championship four additional times, participate in the first ever Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Series 2002, unify both the European and Hardcore Championships with the Intercontinental title, and challenge The Undertaker for the Undisputed Championship. Van Dam was initially ruled the winner of the match, but the match was continued after RAW Owner Ric Flair told the referee to continue the match due to Undertaker's foot being in the ringrope. The Undertaker would go on to win the match. He also challenged Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship and formed tag teams with both Kane and Booker T, winning the World Tag Team Championship with each partner. His short term contract was extended into a multi-year contract that was renewed in 2005. The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... The Elimination Chamber at New Years Revolution 2006. ... Survivor Series 2002 was the sixteenth annual Survivor Series pay-per-view professional wrestling event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... The WWE European Championship is an inactive title competed for in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... World Wrestling Entertainments Hardcore Championship was a championship defended under hardcore rules: No Disqualifications, meaning all weapons and interference are legal. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... Richard Morgan Fliehr[2] (born on February 25, 1949 in Minneapolis, Minnesota[2]) better known by his ring name Ric Flair , is a legendary American professional wrestler of iconic staus signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its SmackDown! brand. ... Paul Michael Levesque[4] (born July 27, 1969)[4] is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Triple H, an abbreviation of his former Hunter Hearst Helmsley moniker. ... The World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Glen Thomas Jacobs (born April 26, 1967) better known by his ring name Kane, is an American professional wrestler. ... Robert Booker Tio Huffman[2] (born March 1, 1965)[2], better known by his wrestling personas Booker T and King Booker, is an American professional wrestler. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand of WWE. For SmackDown!s tag team championship, see WWE Tag Team Championship. ...


SmackDown! brand (2004-2005)

On March 22, 2004, Van Dam was drafted from RAW to SmackDown!. He made his SmackDown! debut on March 25 2004, defeating Charlie Haas. While on SmackDown!, Van Dam teamed with Rey Mysterio, winning the WWE Tag Team Championship. In January 2005, Van Dam suffered a knee injury. To explain his absence, the Basham Brothers defeated Mysterio and Van Dam for the Tag Team Championship, "injuring" Van Dam in the process. On January 27, 2005, Van Dam underwent reconstructive knee surgery under Dr. James Andrews to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus. is the 81st day of the year (82nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the tag team championship that is currently defended on the SmackDown! brand of WWE. For the original WWE Tag Team Championship that is currently defended on the RAW brand, see World Tag Team Championship (WWE). ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in January • 29 Ephraim Kishon • 25 Philip Johnson • 23 Johnny Carson • 22 Parveen Babi • 20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański • 17 Virginia Mayo • 17 Zhao Ziyang • 15... The Basham Brothers, Doug (Doug Basham) and Danny (Daniel Hollie), are a heel professional wrestling tag team formerly of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... In anatomy, a meniscus is either of two specific parts of cartilage of the knee. ...


While recuperating, Van Dam made an appearance at the ECW reunion pay-per-view ECW One Night Stand in the New York City Hammerstein Ballroom on June 12 (the pay-per-view itself came about as a result of a suggestion Van Dam made to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon). Accompanied by his former-manager, Fonzie, and sporting a knee brace, Van Dam delivered a scathing shoot promo, criticizing the way he had been booked in WWE, until he was attacked by Rhyno. He was saved by Sabu, who defeated Rhyno in an impromptu match. Despite his injury, Van Dam got physically involved in the match, hitting Rhyno with a chairshot and giving him a Chair Surf. ECW One Night Stand 2005 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Hammerstein Ballroom is a two-tiered, 12,000 square feet (3658m2) ballroom located within the Manhattan Center Studios on 311 West 34th Street in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... William Matthew Alfonso (born August 11, 1957 in Tampa, Florida) better known as Bill Alfonso is a former professional wrestling referee and professional wrestling manager. ... In professional wrestling, a shoot refers to any unplanned event – that is, the event is real and not staged. ... In professional wrestling, a promo is short for promotional interview, a dialogue or monologue used to advance a storyline. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... Terry Gerin (born October 7, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring names Rhino and Rhyno. ...


Return to RAW (2005-2006)

On the June 27 episode of RAW, Van Dam (still healing) was drafted back to RAW in the 2005 draft lottery. He was introduced to RAW by Carlito, who insulted Van Dam before attacking him and assaulting his knee. Van Dam made his return to the ring over six months later at the Royal Rumble. He gained revenge on Carlito by eliminating him, but was in turn, and inadvertently, eliminated by Rey Mysterio. On the February 6 episode of RAW, Van Dam defeated Carlito in the first round of the 2006 Road to WrestleMania Tournament. One week later, he defeated Chris Masters in the tournament semi-finals. On the February 20 episode of RAW, Van Dam and Big Show were defeated by Triple H in a triple threat match to determine the winner of the tournament and number one contender to the WWE Championship. is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... “Carlito” redirects here. ... Royal Rumble 2006 was the nineteenth annual Royal Rumble professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Road to WrestleMania Tournament is a professional wrestling tournament hosted by World Wrestling Entertainment to determine a number one contender for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. ... Chris Mordetsky, better known by his stage name Chris Masters, born on January 8, 1983 in Santa Monica, California, is a professional wrestler who performs for World Wrestling Entertainment on its RAW brand. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ...


The following week, now out of the WrestleMania main event, Van Dam defeated Trevor Murdoch to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match. Van Dam went on to win the match, thus earning himself a guaranteed shot at either the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship at any time within the subsequent year. Trevor Stanley Rhodes (born September 10, 1980 ) is an American professional wrestler, currently wrestling for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its RAW brand under the ring name Trevor Murdoch. ... The 2007 Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 23. ...


Following the ladder match, Shelton Benjamin challenged Van Dam to put his Money in the Bank opportunity on the line in a match. Van Dam countered by requesting a match for Benjamin's Intercontinental Championship. One week later, both Van Dam and Benjamin picked mystery opponents for one another, with the loser placing their respective prize on the line in a bout at Backlash on April 30. Benjamin lost to the returning Charlie Haas, while Van Dam was defeated by all five members of the Spirit Squad. As a result, both the Intercontinental Championship and the Money in the Bank title shot were contested at Backlash. Van Dam went on to win both prizes, before dropping the Intercontinental title back to Benjamin on the May 15 edition of RAW. Shelton Benjamin[2] (born July 9, 1975)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) working on its RAW brand as one half of The Worlds Greatest Tag Team with Charlie Haas. ... Backlash 2006 was the eighth annual Backlash professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... The Spirit Squad was a five member stable who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand, as well as in farm territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On the May 22 episode of RAW, Van Dam informed WWE Champion John Cena that he would be cashing in his Money in the Bank contract at ECW One Night Stand 2006 on June 11 for a WWE Championship match. is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... ECW One Night Stand 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


ECW brand (2006-2007)

Van Dam competing for the ECW brand.
Van Dam competing for the ECW brand.

On May 29, Van Dam was selected by Paul Heyman to be drafted from RAW to WWE's new ECW brand. Upon being drafted, Van Dam became the new brand's flagship, mostly due to his prior history in ECW and his title shot against John Cena at One Night Stand. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 449 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1582 × 2110 pixel, file size: 642 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) RVD at an ECW Live Event. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 449 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1582 × 2110 pixel, file size: 642 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) RVD at an ECW Live Event. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Paul Heyman (born September 11, 1965 in Scarsdale, New York) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter formerly employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... This article is about the WWE brand. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ...


At One Night Stand, Van Dam defeated Cena to win the WWE Championship, his first ever World Title. Throughout the match, the fans verbally abused Cena. A fan named Kevin S. Maharaj had hung a banner that infamously said "If Cena Wins, We Riot" over the balcony, with ECW announcer Joey Styles noting, "Here comes the riot!" when Cena appeared to have the match won. After two referees were knocked out, Edge appeared from under the ring and interfered to attack Cena, spearing him through a table. Van Dam then hit a Five Star Frog Splash and the pinfall was counted by Paul Heyman, who suddenly ran down the aisle. On the following episode of RAW, Heyman confirmed that the title change was official, due to the match being held under "extreme rules." For the past few weeks, Heyman had hinted that the WWE Championship would be "rechristened" the ECW Championship when Van Dam won. On the debut of ECW on Sci Fi, Van Dam was awarded the re-instated ECW Championship by Heyman. However, Van Dam decided to defend the WWE Championship separately and simultaneously, joking that "this one spins." Thus, Van Dam became the first wrestler in history to hold both the WWE Championship and the ECW Championship, and the only one to hold them at the same time. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973 in Orangeville, Ontario),[5] better known by his ring name Edge, is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ... Attacking maneuvers in the kayfabe of professional wrestling are mainly used to wear down an opponent for a submission hold or as a set up for a throw. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... SCI FI (originally The Sci-Fi Channel, sometimes rendered SCI FI Channel when part of a longer phrase) is an American cable television channel, launched on September 24, 1992, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal programming. ... The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


On the July 3 episode of RAW, Van Dam lost the WWE Championship to Edge in a triple threat match that also featured John Cena. The next night, on the July 4 episode of ECW, he lost the ECW Championship to Big Show after Heyman turned on him. Later on WWE.com, Heyman suspended Van Dam for 30 days without giving a reason; (in reality, WWE suspended Van Dam for 30 days as a result of his recent drug possession arrest) [2]. He returned to house shows on August 5, and returned to television on August 8, attacking both Sabu and Kurt Angle during a match. His return to the ring came a week later, in a losing effort to Sabu in a ladder match for number one contendership to the ECW Championship. is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Adam Joseph Copeland (born October 30, 1973 in Orangeville, Ontario),[5] better known by his ring name Edge, is a Canadian professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment and wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ... John Felix Anthony Cena, Jr. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Paul Randall Wight, Jr. ... Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... -1... is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964 better known by his ring name Sabu, is an American professional wrestler from Staten Island, New York. ... Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American professional wrestler and former Olympic amateur wrestler. ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964 better known by his ring name Sabu, is an American professional wrestler from Staten Island, New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Van Dam slowly worked his way back into the championship picture. In October, Van Dam defeated The Big Show in a non-title match to regain the number one contendership. Having the option to pick a date, Van Dam announced the title match would occur at December to Dismember. Heyman, however, had the option of picking the match type, and announced that the main event would be a six-man Extreme Elimination Chamber match. At the event, following an elbow drop with a steel chair from Test, Van Dam was the third participant eliminated. ECW December to Dismember 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that was held on December 3, 2006 at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Elimination Chamber at New Years Revolution 2006. ... Aerial techniques are used in professional wrestling to show off the speed and agility of a wrestler. ... Andrew Test Martin (born Andrew J. Martin on March 17, 1975 in Whitby, Ontario) is a Canadian professional wrestler. ...


Later in December, Van Dam would once again earn the No.1 contendership to the ECW Championship, but this time by a fan poll. Van Dam would go on to get three matches against ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley, coming up short each time. Franklin Roberto Bobby Lashley (born July 16, 1976)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former Collegiate amateur wrestler. ...


Rob Van Dam would later join the ECW Originals along with Sabu, Tommy Dreamer, and the Sandman. The ECW Originals would then begin a feud with the New Breed (Elijah Burke, Kevin Thorn, Marcus Cor Von, and Matt Striker). The two teams would face off at WrestleMania 23 in a match which the ECW Originals won. With this win, RVD became one of the few wrestlers to remain undefeated at four straight WrestleManias. The ECW Originals was a professional wrestling stable in the ECW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964 better known by his ring name Sabu, is an American professional wrestler from Staten Island, New York. ... Thomas Laughlin (born February 14, 1971),[2] is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Tommy Dreamer. ... James (Jim) Fullington (born June 16, 1963) better known by his ring name The Sandman, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his career with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), where he was dubbed The Hardcore Icon. ... The New Breed was a professional wrestling stable in World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... Elijah Samuel Burke[1] (born May 24, 1978) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand. ... “Kevin Thorn” redirects here. ... Montaque N. Monty Brown (born April 13, 1970)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former National Football League linebacker. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WrestleMania 23 was the twenty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ...


After Vince McMahon won the ECW Championship at Backlash, RVD and the other ECW Originals made statements on WWE.com about Vince killing ECW. The ECW Originals all competed in a four way dance to decide who would take on Vince McMahon the next week on ECW in a title match, which Van Dam won after a five-star frog splash on Sandman. However, Rob Van Dam instead had to face Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Umaga in a 3 on 1 handicap match, which Rob Van Dam was unable to win. Backlash 2007 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Vincent Kennedy McMahon (born August 25, 1945) is an American wrestling promoter, occasional professional wrestler, on-screen personality, former play-by-play announcer, and film producer. ... Shane Brandon McMahon[3][2] (born January 15, 1970)[1] is an American executive and part-time professional wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Edward Fatu (born March 28,[2] 1973) is a Samoan professional wrestler better known by his ring names Jamal, Ekmo, and currently Umaga. ...


Rob Van Dam received a concussion during a match with Randy Orton (kayfabe).[3] Orton further attacked Van Dam after the match due to the comments Van Dam made on WWE.com about the lack of respect Orton displayed towards Shawn Michaels, who also suffered a "concussion" at the hands of Orton. Van Dam once again faced Orton at One Night Stand, this time in a Stretcher Match. Although it looked as if Orton was going to win again, Van Dam gave a kick to his head, and was able to push the stretcher across the line for the win. However, despite winning the match, Orton continued to attack him, ending with a Elevated DDT off the barricade and onto the concrete floor. This would be Van Dam's last match. Randal Randy Keith Orton[1] (born on April 1, 1980), nicknamed The Legend Killer, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its RAW brand. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is, the portrayal of professional wrestling as unstaged or worked. ... Michael Shawn Hickenbottom (born July 22, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Shawn Michaels. ... One Night Stand 2007 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... A bloodied Kane inside a current style WWE cage. ...


Tour of UK

Upon leaving the WWE, Rob Van Dam embarked on a tour of the UK. This included a two day Memorabilia signing, an interview with the BBC, and filming scenes for wrestling documentary Bloodstained Memoirs. [4]


RVD-TV

Rob Van Dam officially announced on his website's blog that he is in the process of creating an online show entitled RVD-TV. On this show, he will give his fans a glimpse at what his life is like outside of the wrestling business. A preview for this upcoming series can now be found on the homepage of his website. Van Dam is expected to voice his opinions on political matters through this show. Some of RVD's friends will appear on the show, such as Samoa Joe and Sabu. The show will be filmed at his home in California, where he has been spending most of his time since temporarily retiring. Rob is expected to announce some of his other future projects through the show. The format of RVD-TV is similar to The Hardy Show, an online reality series about the personal lives of Matt and Jeff Hardy, whose lives intertwine with that of Shannon Moore's. Nuufolau Joel Joe Seanoa (born March 17, 1979), is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name, Samoa Joe, and currently performing for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964 better known by his ring name Sabu, is an American professional wrestler from Staten Island, New York. ... The Hardy Show is an online reality series about the personal lives of Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy where they provide a new episode Every Two Weeks. The Hardy Shows format is similar to that of Rob Van Dams official online show entitled RVD-TV, where the Hardyz... Matthew Moore Matt Hardy (born September 23, 1974)[2] is an American professional wrestler, currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on their SmackDown![1] brand, where he is one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions along with his onscreen rival, Montel Vontavious Porter. ... Jeffrey Nero Jeff Hardy (born August 31, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently performing on the RAW brand of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), where he is the reigning Intercontinental Champion. ... Shannon Brian Moore (born July 27, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ...


In wrestling

Rob Van Dam performing his signature Rolling Thunder on Marcus Cor Von
Rob Van Dam performing his signature Rolling Thunder on Marcus Cor Von
  • Theme music
    • Van Dam's entrance music in the original ECW was "Walk" by Pantera. The song was covered by Kilgore for the ECW Extreme Music album; Van Dam briefly used this version as his entrance music when the album was released.
    • Van Dam's entrance music in WWE was "One of a Kind" by Breaking Point. He appears in the music video for the song, in which he loses his car to the band's lead singer, Brett Erickson, in a street race. At the end of the video, he spin kicks the keys to the car into his opponent's hands. The song appears on the WWF Forceable Entry album and Breaking Point's Coming of Age album.
    • Van Dam's entrance music on the WWE Wreckless Intent album is "Fury of the Storm" by Shadows Fall. Possibly due to licensing issues with his "One of a Kind" theme, "Fury of the Storm" is used as Van Dam's theme in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.

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Championships and accomplishments

Van Dam as both WWE Champion and ECW Champion.
Van Dam as both WWE Champion and ECW Champion.
  • All Star Wrestling
    • ASW North American Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Federation
    • IWF Television Championship (1 time)
  • National Wrestling Council
    • NWC Tag Team Champion (1 time) - with Bobby Bradley
  • Peach State Wrestling
    • PSW Cordele City Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • South Atlantic Pro Wrestling
    • SAPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Chaz Rocco

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Filmography

  • Superfights (1995) as "The Mercenary"
  • Bloodmoon (1997) as "Dutch Scholtz"
  • City Guys (October 23, 1999) in episode "El-Trainmania IV" as "Himself"
  • 18 Wheels of Justice (August 2, 2000) as "Robert Laramie"
  • The X-Files (May 7, 2000) in episode "Fight Club" as "Burt's opponent"
  • V.I.P. (2000) in episode "Danger Island" as "Major Ving Talbot"
  • Spy TV (July 26, 2001) as "Himself"
  • Ultimate Revenge (December 2, 2001) as "Himself"
  • Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002) as "Claw"
  • The Backyard (2002) as "Himself"
  • Rob Van Dam: One Of A Kind (2003; DVD)

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Personal life

  • Rob is married to a woman named Sonya, [5] who is an aspiring make up artist [6]. During his wrestling career, Sonya often traveled on the road with Rob and appeared at ringside during events that Rob took part in.
  • Van Dam is a trained kickboxer and martial artist. In 1990, he placed second in the Kalamazoo Heavyweight Toughman Contest. Van Dam is an outspoken advocate of vitamins and bodybuilding supplements[7] and attributes this to his mother's influence. Van Dam participated in amateur wrestling while in high school. He is the inventor of the Van Dam Lift, a weightlifting technique that involves performing a split (which he took up in his early teens) between two benches and lifting a dumbbell from the floor to the waist. The lift was approved by the International All-Around Weightlifting Association in 1998, and Van Dam holds the current record, 166.5 lb (76 kg).
  • Growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan, Van Dam studied martial arts at two local dojos. He received instruction for Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Aikido, Kendo, and Kickboxing.
  • Van Dam was featured in an article in the March 1999 issue of High Times (it is a popular misconception that he appeared on the magazine cover). His signature symbol is the Taijitu; in an interview for WWE's "Invasion" DVD, he said he uses this symbol because it represents "the use of good or evil".
  • Rob Van Dam used to own a comic book shop called "5 Star Comics". He, along with several other wrestles, would often show up at the store and sign autographs.

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2006 arrest

On July 3, 2006, The Ironton Tribune reported that Van Dam and Sabu (one of his colleagues) had been arrested on the previous evening on U.S. Route 52 in Hanging Rock, Ohio. Van Dam had been stopped for speeding by an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, who discovered that Van Dam was in possession of 18 grams of marijuana and five Vicodin pills, while Sabu was in possession of drug paraphernalia and nine tablets of Testolactone.[8] Both Van Dam and Sabu were released after posting bail, and were scheduled to appear in Ironton Municipal Court on July 6, 2006.[9] On July 6, 2006, The Ironton Tribune reported that the court date for Van Dam and Sabu was in limbo, as their attorneys had asked for and were granted continuances. [10] is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Terry Michael Brunk (December 12, 1964 better known by his ring name Sabu, is an American professional wrestler from Staten Island, New York. ... U.S. Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... Hanging Rock is a village located in Lawrence County, Ohio. ... The Ohio State Highway Patrol is the state police agency for the State of Ohio. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja (Hindi: गांजा),[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa. ... Vicodin (Hydrocodone and paracetamol (acetaminophen)) is commonly known as a painkiller. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... The word bail as a legal term means: Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that persons appearance for trial. ... Ironton is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Lawrence County. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to the WWE's wellness policy, a drug-related arrest can lead to that talent's immediate dismissal from the company. WWE Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis released a statement on WWE.com reporting that Van Dam and Sabu were still eligible to compete on the RAW and ECW tapings the following days while an investigation conducted by WWE was being undertaken. Van Dam was subsequently suspended without pay for 30 days, and an on-air segment on ECW was scripted to relay this to the fans.[8] World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... John Laurinaitis (born July 31, 1965) is the Executive VP of Talent and Creative Writing for World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


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Van Dam and his wife Sonya recently separated, but it is unknown if it has to do with Van Dam's arrest.


References

  1. ^ celeb heights - rob van dam. Retrieved on October 5, 2007.
  2. ^ WWE suspending Rob Van Dam for 30 days. WWE.com. Retrieved on 2006-07-04.
  3. ^ RVD gets concussed.
  4. ^ Bloodstained Memoirs
  5. ^ Van Dam also noted that his wife, Sonya, is recovering nicely from a jet-ski accident she was involved in last year
  6. ^ Sonya 'Van Dam's' MySpace page
  7. ^ Rob Van Dam big on his bodybuilding supplements. Muscle And Sports Science.
  8. ^ a b Brady, Hicks. "2006: The year in wrestling", PWI Presents: 2007 Wrestling Almanak and book of facts, Kappa Publications, p. 23. 2007 Edition. Retrieved on 2007-07-11. (English) 
  9. ^ Wrestling stars busted in Hanging Rock. The Ironton Tribune. Retrieved on 2006-07-03.
  10. ^ Wrestlers’ court date canceled. The Ironton Tribune. Retrieved on 2006-07-06.
  11. ^ WWE Superstar's Rob Van Dam & Sabu In Court. Lordsofpain.net. Retrieved on [[2006-09 -01]].

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Interviews and notes

  • Rob Van Dam comments on Benoit Family tragedy (1)
  • An interview with Rob Van Dam, conducted by Ken Tuccio (1)
  • An interview with Rob Van Dam, conducted by Ken Tuccio (2)
  • Rob Van Dam at Bodyslamming.com
  • Rob Van Dam at UPW.com
  • Rob Van Dam at UKEvents.net
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  • [2] RVD comments on his release from WWE and their "ECW" brand.

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