Hot on the heels of Stone Cold Steve Austin effectively ruling himself out of WrestleMania 32 yesterday, another veteran star has poured cold water on the idea that he will appear at Dallas' AT&T Stadium next April.
Rob Van Dam, responding to rumors of a 'Mania return in a Periscope Q&A session this week, cast major doubt on any such appearance.
But, rather than cite age, fitness or lack of interest as a factor, the former fan favorite came up with one of the more bizarre excuses you are likely to hear, even as speculation increases over the next few months.
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Van Dam, via WrestleZone, seemed to duck out of the running by claiming that the WrestleMania period is one of the worst times to travel due to the uncertain weather.
He went on to add that he had made sure his previous WWE return, in August 2014, took place when he knew better weather would make the hectic WWE traveling schedule easier.
Adding to the feeling that RVD will not be one of the former Superstars returning to the ring next April, the veteran wrestler seemed unsure that he could handle the "tough travel schedule" that would come with returning for the build up period to 'Mania.
Of course, with six months still to go until the WWE brings 'The Grandest Stage of Them All' to Texas, there is still time for Van Dam to get over his weather fears.
Nevertheless, with the organization hoping to bring back a whole host of big names in search of a record-breaking show, Van Dam and Stone Cold's comments mean the list of candidates capable of wowing the crowd is thinning by the day.
WWE fans: Should Rob Van Dam comeback, and who should return for WrestleMania 32? Make your predictions in the comments below...
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