– About.com recently conducted an interview with Rob Van Dam to promote this weekend’s WrestleReunion event. Here are some highlights:
RVD on returning to TV: That I don’t know. I guess as soon as and if a deal is worked out between myself and a wrestling company that is on television. I don’t have any hidden information to offer right now. No deals have been made. But I am feeling more ready than I have been in the last three, actually more ready than in the past five years to actually consider enjoying wrestling again.
RVD on the new TNA: I actually am very much more interested since they’ve been there. I think that they’ve shook the wrestling world up and made it interesting again. The Monday night, January 4, airing of TNA up against WWE was by far their highest rated show and was the highest rated Monday night in a long time. All wrestling fans were tuned in flipping back and forth and that was very interesting because for a very long time there hasn’t been much to be excited about. There is always something better on the television in the Van Dam household than wrestling and that’s been that way for the longest time. But I tuned into wrestling. I felt the optimism as Hulk Hogan talked about changes being made. And I appreciate what TNA is doing trying to make a lot of noise that a lot of people will hear. I know that it is not a short-term plan but they plan on continuing to make noise. So we’ll see what happens. We’ll see if I fall into that or not.
RVD on Cheech & Chong hosting RAW: I’m a fan of Cheech and Chong just like anyone that has enjoyed their movies. I don’t know that a lot of the young kids are going to know who Cheech and Chong are unless they saw the old DVDs. But anyway, they represent marijuana and obviously WWE changes their cycle of policy with everything. Every three or four months they change policy. This is cool and this isn’t cool anymore. And then in a few months we’ll have a meeting and now this is cool and this isn’t cool. We need this and no more of this. And that has always been the deal. Vince [McMahon] has a bunch of advisers and he listens to whoever gets through to him the most and that causes him to change his policy. Because different people get through to him on different days. Cheech and Chong, hopefully it will be good for the fans and they will enjoy it. I’ve gotten a lot of feedback from the fans saying: “Hey, they’re asking for you”. No they’re not asking for me. They’re just having Cheech and Chong doing guest cameos.