Rob Van Dam has revealed that he doesn’t expect to return to WWE now that Vince McMahon has retired, commenting that the former Chairman was a friend.
On July 22nd Vince McMahon retired from his role as WWE CEO and Chairman of the Board tipping the wrestling world on it’s head.
McMahon was duly replaced by Triple H as Head of Creative and Stephanie McMahon was named Chairwoman and co-CEO alongside Nick Khan. Triple H has since been given the title “Chief Content Officer.”
With the new regime in control a number of changes have already made their way to television with a selection of former WWE Superstars being re-signed. Legends such as Kurt Angle and Trish Stratus have also made appearances in their hometowns.
However, one man who doesn’t think he’ll be back is Rob Van Dam. The former World Champion had remained on good terms with the company and Vince McMahon, being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021.
Speaking on the Cefe de Rene podcast with Rene Dupree, Van Dam explained that it’s unlikely he will be returning to WWE television as it’s difficult to believe that “the guy that’s running things” will have an interest in using him.
“Do I like that Vince is no longer with WWE? No,” Van Dam said. “I personally don’t think there’s anything in it for me because Vince was a friend and there’s no reason for me to believe at this point that the current guy that’s running things has any more interest in me than Vince did. For those reasons, just from my selfish perspective, I think [it was] better for me when Vince was there.”
Rob Van Dam hasn’t wrestled for WWE since August 2014.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.