Having had such a vast array of talent on its roster for so many years, it is sometimes easy to forget about certain WWE superstars, even if they were once one of the biggest names at the company.
The thought of those working for WWE forgetting certain wrestlers who ultimately make the business what it is however, seems highly unlikely. But for one well-known WWE wrestler, this is a reason which has contributed to him not being in any rush to make a return to the company.
Rob Van Dam is a name which will be familiar to members of the WWE Universe of all ages but his absence from the company more recently seems to have had little impact on many followers of the industry.
Van Dam, whose real name is Robert Szatkowski, finished his most recent run with WWE in August of last year after he was defeated in a match with Seth Rollins.
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Though there will definitely still be a number of devoted RVD fans who would welcome a return by him sometime soon, he spoke on the WNS Podcast about why he is in no rush to make a comeback:
"I had some good matches [last year] because all the wrestlers up there are really good and I had some matches that I enjoyed with Seth (Rollins) and Cesaro. But, overall, it was nothing like the run the year before."
He added; "In 2014, it was like they had nothing for me. No big intros, the writers seemed to not notice I was there. Like my music hit the day after Wrestlemania and I kinda just walked out like I had always been there...that's really the big reason I'm not in a hurry to go back.”
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Although this news may disappoint followers of WWE, it should not go unnoticed that RVD turns 45 at the end of this year and therefore may well have had his best days as a professional wrestler some time ago.
It seems now more than ever, WWE is keen to push its younger wrestlers up the roster, whilst incorporating occasional appearances from legends of professional wrestling.
At present, Van Dam is in a position somewhere in between and it could well be that the idea of him making an emphatic return as he did in 2013, perhaps with more of a legend status, would be the right way to go for both him and the company.
With regard to whether or not he keeps up-to-date with the latest goings on in WWE, Van Dam also gave an interesting answer:
“I actually don't. Even when I'm on it unless I'm there watching in catering while the show's going on live otherwise I don't keep up with it."
This all but confirms the belief that the strong relationship the company once had with RVD has now faded out and that he certainly is not one of their most promoted wrestlers anymore.