Rob Van Dam Wrestled Much Of His Career Under The Influence Of Drugs
Rob Van Dam was part of WWE for a number of years, so much so that he was able to work his way up to become both WWE and ECW Champion. It was recently revealed that he had re-signed with Impact Wrestling.
RVD recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet where he was asked about whether he ever wrestled while high, to which he responded that he did for almost 100% of his ECW career.
“I’m going to say 100%. After that from 2001 all the way to my last run in 2014 in which case I would say it was much, much lower more like maybe 90% of the time.”
Van Dam was then asked if he thinks it’s dangerous to wrestle while under the influence of drugs.
“I don’t know. Back in the day I know there would be certain people that would put together the fact that I would hurt a lot of people and the fact that I was stoned. When I was in the competitive state of mind, I would be offended by that like ‘Screw you! You’re saying something about me and my skills. I can do this with my eyes closed!’ My ego would take over like that. But looking back at it, I don’t think so, but I definitely think they had an argument that was worth considering. But when you use it all the time it doesn’t affect you the way it affects other people,” he said via WrestlingInc.
NXT Superstars Reportedly Looking To Move Over To All Elite Wrestling?
NXT has been a fantastic landing space for many WWE superstars over the past few years, with the likes of Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, and Sami Zayn all getting their start in WWE at Full Sail University.
While these are the success stories coming out of NXT, there are a number of stars who haven’t made the cut and promotion to the main roster hasn’t been the career highlight that they expected. The likes of Tyler Breeze, Tye Dillinger, Apollo Crews, Dana Brooke, and The Ascension have all proved that the main roster doesn’t hold all the answers.
The Wrestling Observer reports that many stars currently part of the NXT set up believe that All Elite Wrestling could offer them much more chances than the main roster, which is easy to understand given the recent evidence that the company has produced.
“There are also some in NXT who feel they are more likely to be used well in AEW than the main roster who have expressed interest. A few are leaning toward going when their deals are up, and others are taking a wait-and-see,” via Ringsidenews.