Rob Van Dam is the only wrestler to be a Triple Crown Champion in both WWE and ECW. During his long tenure in the Stamford federation, he won his first title in 2001 (the Hardcore Championship) and was a six-time Intercontinental Champion.
RVD is also known as The Franchise of ECW, having been its iconic face from the late 1990s until the company went bankrupt. The WWE Hall of Famer took part in the latest edition of 'INSIGHT' with Chris Van Vliet, where he retraced his legendary career in professional wrestling.
When asked if he would agree to return to WWE, the 50-year-old from Battle Creek responded quite surprisingly. "I know some might be skeptical about it, but I'm still capable of staying in the ring. I don't know if I will play other matches in WWE, but I don't close the doors to this eventuality at all.
I would have no problem returning to Vince McMahon's federation, unless there are foreclosures on their part. Throughout this time, I have stayed in touch with Vince and we have a great relationship. There have been rumors that I would be at loggerheads with the WWE, but they are all falsehoods," said Van Dam.
Rob is in very good shape despite his age: "Another fake news said that I would never fight again because of of my past concussions and most people believed it was true. I've never talked to WWE about my concussions.
Fans must learn not to believe everything they read on the web." In 2021, RVD was inducted into the Hall of Fame: "I have to admit it was a great honor. I had to wear a dress that doesn't quite fit my usual style, but it was still fun."
Rob held 21 titles in total across ECW, WWE and TNA, not forgetting countless local awards. In the most important federations, he is a three-time world champion.
Trish Stratus: "In Alexa Bliss I see shades of myself"
One of the greatest wrestlers in recent and past WWE history, she is certainly the multi-world champion Trish Stratus, also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame after her retirement from the world of pro-wrestling wrestling.
Although after her official retirement Trish returned to the company's rings, both for the women's Royal Rumble and for other matches such as at Summerslam 2019 against Charlotte Flair, her wrestler career has still ended, with her contribution to the world of wrestling, which nowadays is limited to acting as a commentator in some program or being interviewed by the most disparate newspapers around the world.
In her last interview, the beautiful former champion of Monday Night Raw, who was one of the few true athletes of her time and not just an image woman, wanted to make a comparison between her and another great athlete of today: Alexa Bliss.
Although Alexa is currently absent for a nose operation that will keep her out of the picture for several weeks, Trish still wanted to compliment her, also stating how her girlfriend remembers them herself. To the microphones of her speech with Vibe 105 Sports, Trish Stratus said about Alexa Bliss: "A lot of times, I've seen shades of me in a lot of WWE women.
It's funny because most of the things I see on social media, on Twitter during RAW. People might say 'Oh, about the shades of Trish Stratus!' and there are several.
Definitely Alexa Bliss in her early days, I saw many shades of me in her when she was a heel.
It's really beautiful and it's an honor for me." In addition to the similarities in Alexa Bliss' attitude as a heel, Trish Stratus has found some similarities between her and several other WWE female stars in recent years.
Many of the fans and insiders continue to compare the athletes of today with those of the past and the name of Trish Stratus is always one of those that emerges first in the list of athletes now withdrawn, which must obviously be a honor and a privilege for her.