Rob Van Dam was on Corey Graves’ “After The Bell” to talk about his wrestling career and his WWE Hall Of Fame induction. RVD also suggested that Sabu should have been inducted before him.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Rob Van Dam commenting about how he feels being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame:
“It feels like it’s some credibility that can’t be taken away. Everything is up for opinion. The whole idea of a good anything is subjective, so this takes the place of a lot of that by at least saying the standard setters see it this way, so, to me, when I think about it, it’s got to be better than winning any world championships, because I don’t imagine everybody that ever gets to hold a world championship is probably as impactful on everybody’s lives. Probably not every champion is going to be as memorable, and maybe not every single person that spent some time as a champion is going to be a legend that people are going to remember. So, I think that this is an even higher prestige, being in the Hall of Fame with all the superstars that influenced me and inspired me when I was growing up, and a lot of the great talent that I was wrestling with all along the way throughout my journey.
It’s great to be considered by the WWE Universe to be worthy For the last several years, when I would get interviewed, or even just talk to fans, they would often say, ‘Future Hall of Famer’. Really, just that they saw me as that worthy, was good enough, so I didn’t really didn’t know if this was going to happen or not, being actually inducted. Having Vince McMahon, and also Hunter, officiate and credit everything that I’ve done as a body of my career is awesome.”
Rob feels Sabu should be in the WWE Hall of Fame:
“I would love to see Sabu inducted into the Hall of Fame. I feel like on a lot of grounds that he should have been inducted before me. He was my mentor and trainer. I had a text conversation with him and I said how I felt that he should be in it before me, but, at this point, it’s all about individual choices that we made throughout our career. It’s not just about reaching a level of superstardom where people are going to really remember you because you’ve impacted their lives in a positive way. There’s a lot more to it than that. You can’t walk out every time you’re in a good position in the business because you think that the right move is to quit and walk away. Even afterwards, the message that you represent, that you put out there in the universe, whether it’s on social media or in interviews or whatever, it’s everything combined and that’s the way that karma works. The answer is definitely I would like to see Sabu inducted. On a legend level, I totally think he totally deserves it. I think he would have to do a little bit of repairing on some of the image tarnishing that has been done.”