Rob Van Dam made his return to Impact Wrestling alongside longtime friend Sabu when they worked the “United We Stand” event on April 4th during WrestleMania from the Rahway Recreation Center in Rahway, New Jersey against the Lucha Bros.
RVD does have a history with the company as he worked for then-Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) in the early 2010s.
The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion has signed a new deal with the company that is now rebranded as Impact Wrestling. RVD spoke with Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful about making his return to the ring on a more consistent basis with the company.
This is when he revealed that Scott D’Amore convinced him to sign again with the company for good money is what brought him back to the spotlight.
“When I first talked to Scott, we were just talking about (United We Stand). Over the last three years, I’ve had about 10-12 matches a year. I haven’t really been interested in doing more than that. But good business is good business. I’m always interested in business when it’s good. Scott said he wanted to run by some future dates with me and as you could imagine, the biggest factors were on the business end. That’s what most of us look for is compensation and the schedule. It looks like a schedule that’s not too heavy. It’s not going to change a whole lot of my life.”