August 14, 2010
Ron Van Dam recently posted
these controversial comments on his blog:
imagine a lot of the old TNA guys are feeling like they’re taking a back seat. The thing is…you can’t argue
with the numbers. Last week TNA broke new all-time records for ratings! TNA needed a change. The 6-sided ring and the great
technical wrestlers -that nobody knew-wasn’t working. TNA brought in two rock stars, and look at the company now! Dixie
often points out how hiring Jeff Hardy and RVD started a whole new era, why do some of the wrestlers not see it? Too, young,
too green, too selfish to have the correct perspective. Whereas some of the TNA “stars” are lucky to get recognized
walking around the studios, Jeff and myself live like actual celebrities, signing autographs and taking pictures EVERYWHERE
we go. Without experiencing this, it’s probably hard to imagine. In fact, very few wrestlers stick out in people’s
minds the way that Jeff and I do. WE love our fans and we love their love."
January 27, 2010
January 30th will be a big night
for fans of Rob Van Dam.
At Pro Wrestling
Guerrilla's Kurt Russelmania he steps into the ring for his first independent appearance in North America since leaving
WWE in 2007.
Rob has been seen backstage at TNA.
ECW and WWE Championships
at the same time. Additionally, he was a six-time Intercontinental Champion, a four-time (and the final) Hardcore Champion, the final European Champion, a two-time World Tag Team Champion with Kane and Booker T respectively, and a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion with Rey Mysterio. He was also the winner of the Money in the Bank ladder match in 2006.
- 2010:Wrong Side Of Town - as Bobby
- 2009:Sketch Of Life - as Himself
- 2008:Hulk Hogans Celebrity Championship Wrestling
- as Himself (1 episode, Train with Pro's)
- 2002:The Backyard - as Himself (cameo)
Mask 2:City Of Masks - as The Claw
- 2001:Ultimate Revenge - as Himself (1 episode)
TV - as Various (1 episode)
- 2000:V.I.P - as Mjr Talbot (1 episode, Survival)
- 2000:The X-Files
- as Burts opponent (1 episode, Fight Club)
- 2000:18 Wheels Of Justice - as Robert Laramie (1 episode, Outside
- 1999:City Guys - as Himself (1 episode, El Trainmania IV)
- 1997:Blood Moon - as Dutch
- as a Mercenary
Van Dam officially announced on his website's blog that he is in the
process of creating an online show entitled RVD-TV. On this show, he will give his fans a glimpse at what his life
is like outside of the wrestling business. A preview for this upcoming series can now be found on the homepage of his website.
Some of Van Dam's friends will appear on the show, such as Samoa Joe, Chris Mordetzky and Sabu. The show will be filmed at his home in California where he has been spending most of his time since temporarily retiring.
Van Dam is expected to announce some of his other future projects through the show, such as his upcoming DVD.
Dam started up RVD Radio on October 8, 2008 with the help of Brett Cohen, a producer for BlogTalkRadio. The first episode was an hour long but now it's a two hour weekly radio show at www.blogtalkradio.com/rvdradio. Guests
include Sonya Van Dam, Sabu, Dr.Shawn Stasiak, Bret Hart, Chris Masters, BTR Producer Nikki Starr, Bill Alfonso, Officer X, Kid Kash, Bruce Jingles, Justin McCully, Paul London and David Defalco.
Szatkowski is married to Sonya, who is an aspiring make-up artist. During his wrestling career, Sonya often traveled
on the road with Rob and appeared at ringside during events in which Rob took part. On April 23, 2008, Szatkowski revealed
that his wife is suffering from colon cancer.
August 14, 2008
Rob Van Dam will
be facing Kendo Kashin tomorrow in Japan for IGF.
April 24, 2008
Rob Van Dam's wife, Sonya, has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
June 9, 2006
Rob now wrestles for ECW
WELCOME BACK ROB VAN DAM
Rob Van Dam's comic book store 5StarComics.com in California is scheduled to have several WWE names appearing during Wrestlemania
21 week according to their website.
ROB VAN DAM: has had reconstructive knee surgery and is out for six months.
January 14, 2005
ROB VAN DAM: has a torn MCL and a partially torn ACL. He'll need surgery and will be out for several months.
The August issue of SmackDown! Magazine 2004 takes an inside look at the intense side of RVD. Get to know about his interest
in martial arts and his Zen teachings.
Rob Van Dam
had appearance on "The X-Files" in 2000
traded to Smackdown...he is now known there as MR. THURSDAY NIGHT
Rob Van Dam
RVD HOMETOWN: Battle Creek, Michigan.
WEIGHT: 237 lbs.
TURNED PRO: 1991.
PHRASE: "I'm the whole F'n Show!"
Van Damninator (Leaping Spin Kick into a chair held by opponent), Five Star Frog Splash.
CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD: ECW World Television championship, ECW World Tag Team championship (with Sabu).
RVD's 5-Star Comics is
located at the Lakewood Center Mall near Long Beach, California. If you're ever in southern California, please stop by
The love of comics is one that is built in childhood. Van Dam echoes this sentiment as he fondly recalls purchasing Ghostrider
#27 when he was seven years old.
People say when you met Rob Van Dam,
you have met his wife...for they both have the same laid-back personalities.
A year after their wedding ...on
July 11, 1999 ..Rob took his new wife for a ride on a Jet-Ski...he was driving when another Jet Skier rammed into them...Rob
got away without injury...but. Sonya's left leg was completely ripped to pieces...her leg will never make a full recovery...
Sonya is 26 years old and goes to heavy grueling therapy daily still after two and half years....just to keep
the leg from Arthritis...which they are trying to delay from setting in....
On top of all this ..Rob had no insurance...so
Paul Heyman paid the bulk of the medical and hospital bills...their close friend is Spike Dudley who tells this story of a
loving couple ...to this day are completely devoted to each other...women go up to Rob at events but, he does not bat an eye....Rob
and Sonya are a very close couple. She credits and appreciates all of Rob's fans who e-mail her daily to keep her spirts
up. Sonya and Rob met through a mutual friend at a party....and she had no idea what he meant when he said he was a wrestler...She
said..."You mean like a Hulk Hogan kind of thing.?"