Recently WWE have begun recruiting many familiar faces to their newly split rosters as a way to ensure that there is enough talent to promote both brands independently and whilst many superstars eagerly await that call from WWE, Rob Van Dam turn the company down because he didn't feel he would be fairly compensated.
The former ECW and WWE Champion is one of the most recognisable faces in wrestling and has returned to WWE many times over the past few years as a way to help put over newer superstars.
He left the company in 2014 and has since spent some time wrestling on the Independent Circuit and despite the fact that he is against a return to WWE, he states that he has no plans to retire from wrestling either.
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RVD AND THE ECW ORIGINALS
Rob took part in a recent question and answer session with Raw Events UK and he even shared WWE's plans for him if he had returned. He was being brought in to be a part of the feud with The Dudley Boys and The Wyatt Family.
Instead, his position was filled by Rhyno and Tommy Dreamer and the storyline was still considered to be a success. Van Dam stated that WWE didn't offer him the kind of money that it would take for it to be worth his while to return.
At 45-years-old it is understandable that RVD is cutting down on his wrestling career, but shockingly it seems that WWE haven't approached the ECW Original about a return to one of their newly split rosters.
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RVD AND TRIPLE H
Van Dam expressed that fans often ask him when he will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, given that he has created and been a part of so much of WWE's history. He responded that he doesn't think him being in the Hall of Fame is in Triple H's vision.
He continued that he didn't think he was ever thought of as a guy who could be pushed forward in WWE by Triple H and that he found success and managed to achieve everything that he did in WWE in spite of Triple H.
RVD stated himself that his career is not yet over and he didn't yet have a retirement plan, but he didn't have any plans to return to WWE either. What does this mean for the career of RVD going forward?
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