The WWE are not just all about the talent they have in the company day in, day out. Vince McMahon also keeps a stash of part-time talent up his sleeve for those rainy days.
According to the ratings, the WWE are suffering a fair few rainy days as of late and a lot of fans have been expecting superstars from the past to return to the company following the brand split.
Whilst Curt Hawkins has and Shelton Benjamin provisionally did, fans understandably had some bigger names in mind.
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A man who has always been a favourite with the hardcore fans is Rob Van Dam, a star who rose to fame during his time with ECW.
He arrived in the then-WWF in 2001 and went on to win the WWE and ECW world titles in 2006. However, in recent years, he has had stop-start runs with the company as his desire for the brutal grind of the WWE schedule has lessened.
In a recent appearance on Sean Waltman's X-Pac 1,2,360 show, Mr. Monday Night revealed the kind of deal he has with the WWE at present.
"I have a deal now with them, just like [Chris] Jericho, where I can do short term deals. I did a three-month deal and still did sixty-six matches in ninety days, and then the traveling. So then the next time I went back I spread it out a little more, was doing mostly just TVs and that was over five months. It was like eighty matches, or eighty-eight. Me and Jericho have the same deal but I don't have the ambition that he does.
"He likes being there a lot. I mean, I really like not being on the road. A lot of celebrities are afraid of being out of sight, out of mind. I'm the complete opposite. I've always been trying to do as little as possible and I'm getting better at it all the time."
RVD did reveal that the company had not contacted him about a return to the ring since the brand split and he speculated that his money demands the last time they spoke may have scared them off.
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