Rob Van Dam, the WWE Hall of Famer highlights the turning point in his career. The turning point of his career was when he was in a feud for the ECW TV championship. The feud was against the ablest competitor Bam Bam Bigelow. Certainly, Rob Van Dam defeated Bam Bam Bigelow. The rationale behind mentioning this bout of a career as a key moment was kind of sweet. Rob Van Dam, WWE Hall of Famer talks about the turning point in a podcast with Dominic De Angelo.
He named it such because fans started seeing him differently after this match. The snatching of the Championship from Bam Bam Bigelow sparked RVD with honor. Subsequently, People also started reacting differently to the Champion. Rob Van Dam mentions it as “Definitely a big change overnight like switch and swap in the way that the fans treated me.”
Paul Heyman has been a supporting pillar to Rob Van Dam in his early career. Rob refers to Paul as the motivator. He shares that during the segment of the ECW TV championship, “Paul knew everything despite me being confused.”
Rob Van Dam imitates Paul Heyman’s words from before the turning point matchup: ” Doesn’t matter what you do the fans are gonna love you”. This served as an electrifying statement for the upcoming trenching journey of Rob Van Dam. He feels exquisite to be around the popular Paul Heyman who rose very quickly based on his skills.
Rob Van Dam noticed different reactions from the fans as he emerged as a Champion. The WWE Hall of Fame was thrilled by the responses. Rob shares he had a belief as he got on the TV that he would surely be out as a “Big Star”. Undoubtedly, his strong belief empowered him to embark and succeed.
For Rob Van Dam the thing that worked significantly differently was when fans were full of energy and screaming RVD, This was a different moment for Rob Van Dam. RVD brings to light that in the Wrestling business, he had always earned respect. He has always been respectful to the families in WWE. The respect and experience he gained are the main he appreciates.
WWE Hall of Famer also speaks about Eddie Guerrero as “he took one of the best monkey flips than anybody“. RVD appreciates Eddie as one of the competitive personalities, selling the best matches in WWE. Additionally, Rob shared he even loved the matches of Eddie. Looking at the present-day WWE he praises AJ Styles as well.
A prominent direction highlighted by Rob Van Dam was “For some reason, some people go far”. Overall, he lays emphasizes the vital thing that success depends on skills.