Rob Van Dam, also known as RVD, was recently interviewed by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated about his new documentary, Headstrong.
In this interview, he talked about hat the documentary was originally supposed to be, which was a look at him being on the road for seven nights in seven different cities for his comedy tour but turned into a look at his issues with concussions. He also about loving the creative challenge that comedy provides.
“At first, we were going to make a documentary of seven days of comedy shows, but I couldn’t have predicted that, on day one, I would still have concussion symptoms from a wrestling match I’d had days earlier. I just thought it would go away and I wouldn’t tell anyone, because I normally wouldn’t, but it became something that I had to share. There were times I had to close one eye so I wouldn’t see double during the documentary…”
“Comedy stimulates my brain in a way that wrestling doesn’t. I always wanted to write comedy and perform. Steven Wright and Bob Hope are two of my favorites. I enjoy the thinking aspects of comedy. That really gets my juices flowing.”
RVD is slated to make his return to Impact Wrestling alongside longtime friend Sabu as they will work the “United We Stand” event on April 4th during WrestleMania from the Rahway Recreation Center in Rahway, New Jersey against the Lucha Bros.