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Rob Van Dam Recalls Hall of Fame Conversation With Vince McMahon

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Following his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, Rob Van Dam has lifted the lid on a conversation he had with Vince McMahon and Triple H.

Speaking to WWE After The Bell, Rob Van Dam described what he felt was the the “biggest honour” of the ceremony.

Reflecting on his Hall of Fame induction, Van Dam revealed that Vince McMahon and Triple H both told him that he had changed the business.

“One thing that I want to mention that was the highest honor, at the ceremony, [was] when I talked to Vince and to Triple H. We were getting our photos taken, they both told me that I changed the style of wrestling. I mean, wow. That’s huge to hear that from them, and of course, I jokingly said, ‘For better or worse?’ They both said, ‘For better,’ and said that people that are trying to emulate me now are dangerous [laughs]. I’ll always remember that. I would like to think that, that I was impactful on the style. Now it’s hard for wrestlers to stand out just by doing moves that are different because now that’s kind of a thing, to be a gymnast and do incredible moves.”

Away from the Hall of Fame, RVD recently gave his opinion on AEW, commenting that “nothing interests him” about going to work for the company.

Since leaving IMPACT in September of 2020, Van Dam is yet to return to the ring. While Mr Monday Night, hasn’t officially retired from active competition, speaking to Reel Talker, he admitted that he doesn’t miss being in the ring.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.