History YMMV / RobVanDam

21st Oct '14 8:28:47 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Speaking of controversial interviews, there was also one RVD gave prior to joining TNA in which he outright dumped on the idea that certain fans would want him to go from working with Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin to wrestling Wrestling/ChristopherDaniels.
21st Mar '14 3:30:17 AM Plymouthdodgewrecks
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** Rob Van Dam! *dun dun dun dun dun dun* The whole f'n show! *dun dun dun dun dun dun dun*
31st Oct '13 6:42:49 PM JIKTV
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: ONE OF A KIND! [[EarWorm HEY! HEY! HEY! ONE OF A KIND!]]

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic Crowning Music of Awesome]]: ONE OF A KIND! [[EarWorm HEY! HEY! HEY! ONE OF A KIND!]]



*** At ECW House Party 99, January 16, 1999, RVD and Sabu defended the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-t.html ECW World Tag Team Titles]] against Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten, who sang along with "Walk," marking possibly one of the only examples of wrestlers singing along with their opponents' music.

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*** At ECW House Party 99, January 16, 1999, RVD and Sabu defended the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-t.html ECW World Tag Team Titles]] against Balls Mahoney Wrestling/BallsMahoney and Axl Rotten, who sang along with "Walk," marking possibly one of the only examples of wrestlers singing along with their opponents' music.
9th Sep '13 4:18:51 AM OppanYOLOswag
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* AwesomeEgo
10th Aug '13 12:50:33 AM OppanYOLOswag
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*** The "final" match of ECW ([i]not exactly true, there was a pair of house shows shortly afterward[/i]) was about RVD as the returning hero taking down the arrogant, trash-talking heel. Winning his exit WWE match was seemingly a show of good faith from the WWE: and it was a Stretcher Match anyway, it's not like he or Wrestling/RandyOrton would've jobbed out. He didn't have any stroke in either of those cases, so pointing the blame at him is irrational.

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*** The "final" match of ECW ([i]not (''not exactly true, there was a pair of house shows shortly afterward[/i]) afterward'') was about RVD as the returning hero taking down the arrogant, trash-talking heel. Winning his exit WWE match was seemingly a show of good faith from the WWE: and it was a Stretcher Match anyway, it's not like he or Wrestling/RandyOrton would've jobbed out. He didn't have any stroke in either of those cases, so pointing the blame at him is irrational.
29th Jul '13 6:36:52 AM OppanYOLOswag
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*** The "final" match of ECW ([i]not exactly true, there was a pair of house shows shortly afterward[/i]) was about RVD as the returning hero taking down the arrogant, trash-talking heel. Winning his exit WWE match was seemingly a show of good faith from the WWE: and it was a Stretcher Match anyway, it's not like he or Wrestling/RandyOrton would've jobbed out. He didn't have any stroke in either of those cases, so pointing the blame at him is irrational.
10th Jul '13 8:47:11 PM overman2099
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*** In recent times RVD has gotten much better about putting others over. In his final few months at TNA, he put over both Samoa Joe and James Storm cleanly. Not only that, but he also dropped the X-Division title to Kenny King in one of his final matches. Despite all that, however, he's STILL managed to remain a base breaker. In particular, he caused a lot of fans to turn on him when he gave [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI a controversial interview]] where he claimed that Chris Jericho was a "political bitch" back in 2001. Given how popular and well-respected Chris Jericho is in the IWC circles, Rob's comments did NOT endear himself to a lot of wrestling fans.

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*** In recent times RVD has gotten much better about putting others younger stars over. In his final few months at TNA, he put over both Samoa Joe and James Storm cleanly. Not only that, but he also dropped the X-Division title to Kenny King in one of his final matches. Despite all that, however, he's STILL managed to remain a base breaker. In particular, he caused a lot of fans to turn on him when he gave [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI a controversial interview]] where he claimed that Chris Jericho was a "political bitch" back in 2001. Given how popular and well-respected Chris Jericho is in the IWC circles, Rob's comments did NOT endear himself to a lot of wrestling fans.
10th Jul '13 8:01:25 PM overman2099
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*** Although, as far as that last match in WWE - he was thoroughly physically destroyed by Wrestling/RandyOrton who has always been a BaseBreaker himself.
*** The "final" match of ECW ([i]not exactly true, there was a pair of house shows shortly afterward[/i]) was about RVD as the returning hero taking down the arrogant, trash-talking heel. Winning his exit WWE match was seemingly a show of good faith from the WWE: and it was a Stretcher Match anyway, it's not like he or Wrestling/RandyOrton would've jobbed out. He didn't have any stroke in either of those cases, so pointing the blame at him is irrational.

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*** Although, as far as In recent times RVD has gotten much better about putting others over. In his final few months at TNA, he put over both Samoa Joe and James Storm cleanly. Not only that, but he also dropped the X-Division title to Kenny King in one of his final matches. Despite all that, however, he's STILL managed to remain a base breaker. In particular, he caused a lot of fans to turn on him when he gave [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rb9PGJlUUVI a controversial interview]] where he claimed that last match in WWE - he was thoroughly physically destroyed by Wrestling/RandyOrton who has always been a BaseBreaker himself.
*** The "final" match of ECW ([i]not exactly true, there
Chris Jericho was a pair of house shows shortly afterward[/i]) was about RVD as "political bitch" back in 2001. Given how popular and well-respected Chris Jericho is in the returning hero taking down the arrogant, trash-talking heel. Winning his exit WWE match was seemingly IWC circles, Rob's comments did NOT endear himself to a show lot of good faith from the WWE: and it was a Stretcher Match anyway, it's not like he or Wrestling/RandyOrton would've jobbed out. He didn't have any stroke in either of those cases, so pointing the blame at him is irrational.wrestling fans.
25th Feb '13 8:33:29 PM JIKTV
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* BrokenBase: [[RobVanDam RVD]] seems to be causing this with his TNA run. Not only was he made TNA World Champion just a month into his run (the day before 4/20, no less), but he said in an interview that he wouldn't drop the title to anyone who wasn't a star during the AttitudeEra (he later vacated it as part of an injury angle). This seems to have brought out a lot of wrestling fans who are criticizing RVD not just for his attitude towards making new stars, but for his declining in-ring ability (with the usual argument going that since ECW folded, RVD's been having pretty much the same match no matter who he's in the ring with).

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* BrokenBase: [[RobVanDam RVD]] RVD seems to be causing this with his TNA run. Not only was he made [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/tna/tna-h.html TNA World Champion Heavyweight Champion]] just a month into his run (the day before 4/20, no less), but he said in an interview that he wouldn't drop the title to anyone who wasn't a star during the AttitudeEra Wrestling/AttitudeEra (he later vacated it as part of an injury angle). This seems to have brought out a lot of wrestling fans who are criticizing RVD not just for his attitude towards making new stars, but for his declining in-ring ability (with the usual argument going that since ECW folded, RVD's been having pretty much the same match no matter who he's in the ring with).



*** Although, as far as that last match in WWE - he was thoroughly physically destroyed by RandyOrton who has always been a BaseBreaker himself.
*** The "final" match of ECW ([i]not exactly true, there was a pair of house shows shortly afterward[/i]) was about RVD as the returning hero taking down the arrogant, trash-talking heel. Winning his exit WWE match was seemingly a show of good faith from the WWE: and it was a Stretcher Match anyway, it's not like he or RandyOrton would've jobbed out. He didn't have any stroke in either of those cases, so pointing the blame at him is irrational.

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*** Although, as far as that last match in WWE - he was thoroughly physically destroyed by RandyOrton Wrestling/RandyOrton who has always been a BaseBreaker himself.
*** The "final" match of ECW ([i]not exactly true, there was a pair of house shows shortly afterward[/i]) was about RVD as the returning hero taking down the arrogant, trash-talking heel. Winning his exit WWE match was seemingly a show of good faith from the WWE: and it was a Stretcher Match anyway, it's not like he or RandyOrton Wrestling/RandyOrton would've jobbed out. He didn't have any stroke in either of those cases, so pointing the blame at him is irrational.



** Dude, fucking [i]Walk[/i] by Pantera.

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** Dude, fucking [i]Walk[/i] '''"Walk"''' by Pantera.Music/{{Pantera}}.
*** At ECW House Party 99, January 16, 1999, RVD and Sabu defended the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/ecw/ecw-t.html ECW World Tag Team Titles]] against Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten, who sang along with "Walk," marking possibly one of the only examples of wrestlers singing along with their opponents' music.



* WhatAnIdiot: In 2006, RVD and Sabu [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgxy493QArw were arrested for possession of marijuana and painkillers]]. And Van Dam was both the WWE and ECW Champion at the time he was arrested - which is why he dropped both titles, in consecutive evenings, on ''Raw'' and ''ECW on Sci-Fi'' the week after his arrest.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: A few years before his in-ring career started, kissed [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase "The Million-Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]]'s shoes on WWE TV.
* WhatAnIdiot: In 2006, RVD and Sabu [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgxy493QArw were arrested for possession of marijuana and painkillers]]. And Van Dam was both the WWE and ECW Champion at the time he was arrested - which is why he dropped both titles, in consecutive evenings, on ''Raw'' and ''ECW on Sci-Fi'' the week after his arrest.
17th Dec '11 8:58:06 PM Nocturna
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* BrokenBase: [[RobVanDam RVD]] seems to be causing this with his TNA run. Not only was he made TNA World Champion just a month into his run (the day before [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean 4/20]], no less), but he said in an interview that he wouldn't drop the title to anyone who wasn't a star during the AttitudeEra (he later vacated it as part of an injury angle). This seems to have brought out a lot of wrestling fans who are criticizing RVD not just for his attitude towards making new stars, but for his declining in-ring ability (with the usual argument going that since ECW folded, RVD's been having pretty much the same match no matter who he's in the ring with).

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* BrokenBase: [[RobVanDam RVD]] seems to be causing this with his TNA run. Not only was he made TNA World Champion just a month into his run (the day before [[IfYouKnowWhatIMean 4/20]], 4/20, no less), but he said in an interview that he wouldn't drop the title to anyone who wasn't a star during the AttitudeEra (he later vacated it as part of an injury angle). This seems to have brought out a lot of wrestling fans who are criticizing RVD not just for his attitude towards making new stars, but for his declining in-ring ability (with the usual argument going that since ECW folded, RVD's been having pretty much the same match no matter who he's in the ring with).
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